Bryan Plant II

‘You have no idea how much damage this does to people’

One Vermonter testifies to state lawmakers about his journey through the systems that are intended to help people experiencing homelessness but end up letting them down again and again. And his is a success story.

I was born in Burlington and raised in Chittenden County. I graduated high school in Essex Junction, and then graduated with an associate's degree from Champlain College.

I have worked in retail, in home health care, as a contractor for the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, and ultimately as an occupancy analyst for JPMorgan Chase.

I am a son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend to many. I am a writer, an artist, a nerd, and a novice ukulele player.

From late October 2020 through mid-August 2021 I lived at the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes. This was followed by two years in transitional housing, through the single-room occupancy (SRO) program, from August 2021 until Sept. 1, when I successfully leased a newly built apartment in Bristol.

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