RuralEdge, the premier developer of affordable housing in the Northeast Kingdom, was recently awarded a $150,000 Housing for Everyone grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®.
As an active member of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition, RuralEdge was asked to testify on the importance of VHCB funding in our work. Testimony was provided by Patrick Shattuck, RuralEdge Executive Director
As part of a group of housing providers that utilize the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board funding for their work, RuralEdge testified to the House Appropriations Committee to advocate for additional funding to VHCB through the annual Budget Adjustment Act (BAA). Testimony was provided by Robert Little, Director of Community Development.
We were honored to once again testify to both House & Senate Committees at Vermont's Annual Homelessness Awareness Day. Here is the testimony provided by Robert Little, Director of Community Development.
RuralEdge is saddened to learn of the incident that occurred at 78 Hastings Hill this week and we thank the St. Johnsbury Police Department, Vermont State Police and all responders who work to keep our communities safe each day.
RuralEdge and Evernorth Celebrate Renovations and Construction Progress of 23 Affordable Apartments on Burkeland Lane
Evernorth and RuralEdge were joined by community members, funders and local elected officials on Friday afternoon to celebrate newly renovated buildings and significant progress to a newly constructed building on Burkeland Lane.
Beginning on November 3, 2022 and continuing through February 2023, the four public speaking events will explore the roots of racial discrimination in housing policy and practices; the ways current systems continue to reinforce oppressive practices; the real impacts of racial inequity on daily life and economic well-being; and new efforts and ideas that can help to change the tide. The goal of the initiative is to identify actions on policy, programmatic and cultural levels to expand access to affordable housing for all Vermonters.
Dead River Company recently donated $5,000 to RuralEdge for their Homeownership Center programming, allowing RuralEdge to continue their significant programming to potential and current homeowners in Northeast Kingdom communities.
Not only is the New Avenue project a renovation success, and it has become a catalyst for other downtown projects and activities, helping to rejuvenate and reinvigorate a critical area of downtown St. Johnsbury.
As we enter the post-Pandemic period, RuralEdge employees, residents, and community members will gather to improve community spaces, empowering communities for success!