Housing First Upper Valley is a coalition of nonprofits, service providers, and concerned citizens of the Upper Valley area in Vermont and New Hampshire. We meet monthly in Lebanon, NH.
In 2016 the City of Lebanon passed an ordinance restricting overnight stay on municipally owned property. As this most affects the homeless population, the aforementioned organizations and individuals formed the coalition as a means of strengthening communication among those who hope to provide aid, and as a means of recognizing and addressing the causes of homelessness.
Lynne Goodwin, the Human Services Director for the City of Lebanon, organizes and facilitates the meetings.