Temporary & Emergency Housing

If you or someone you know are in need of housing assistance, please give NEKCA a call so that we may support you. We work with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness by providing housing navigation services across the NEK. 

Unfortunately, NEKCA is unable to provide emergency housing assistance, but we will help connect participants to our community partners.

What happens when you call NEKCA:

Our Housing Support Specialists will connect you with Economic Services or 2-1-1 who provide emergency housing in our region.

If you’d like to call Economic Services directly, you can reach them during normal business hours at:  1-800-775-0506

If it is afterhours or a weekend, please call 2-1-1 for immediate assistance.

Specialized Housing Services

NEKCA offers temporary housing and housing services for the following groups of our neighbors who have an especially hard time with housing:


In Newport, we provide transitional housing for teens in need of a safe place to live. Other wrap around services and supports are provided as well – please click here for more info on all teen services. For teen housing please contact Tracey at 802-323-9212.

After hours emergency response: call 911 for an emergency or your local police. Ask to speak with someone from Youth Services.


Temporary housing for individuals exiting the correctional facility in need of a stable living environment. We provide opportunities for reintegration and connections to community and services.

Transitional housing for individuals involved with the Department of Corrections and living in or returning to Orleans, Essex and Caledonia Counties. Judd North, Judd South, Lyndonville Apartments, and Aerie House. Supporting women and men, with some housing for those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health challenges.

Referrals from DOC, community agencies,and individuals. For more information, please call 802-334-8224.

For Emergency
Housing Support call Economic Services at


Saint Johnsbury Outreach
115 Lincoln Street
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 8:30am-4pm
Wed | 10am-4pm

Newport Outreach
70 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 12pm – 3pm

Newport Parent Child Center
371 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

Mon – Fri | 8am – 4pm

Cannan Outreach
253 Gale St
Canaan, VT 05855

Mon & Fri | 8am – 4pm
Tuesdays | 9am-1pm
Wednesday | 9am-6pm
Thursday | 9am-4pm

Island Pond Outreach
49 Mill St
Island Pond, VT 05846

Tuesday | 12pm – 4pm
Thursday | 8am-12pm

What Participants Have to Say

"Just moved out of Judd House yesterday. I want to thank u very much for giving me a residence and a chance to get out of jail and get where I needed to be. I will never forget what the program did for me. Thank u"

"I am moving in with my mom and stepdad. Thank you for letting me stay here. It allowed me to repair the relationship with them in order to be able to move in with them. Thank you!"

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