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.
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!
RuralEdge, the primary developer of affordable housing in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont recently received a $10,000 donation from CATIC, a regional title insurance company which often provides title insurance to affordable housing projects. The donation is to assist RuralEdge in their efforts to help residents achieve and maintain homeownership in three of Vermont’s most rural counties.
RuralEdge was asked to testify to the impact of the New Avenue redevelopment on the St. Johnsbury community. Below is the transcript of testimony provided to the House General, Housing & Military Affairs Committee by Executive Director Patrick Shattuck
RuralEdge was honored to be asked to testify to the successes and challenges housing providers face when housing those coming from homelessness. Below is the transcript of testimony provided to the House General and House Human Services Committees by Robert Little, Director of Community Development
Happening at Passumpsic View Apartments on 9/22 The Darling Inn on 9/15, and West Burke Housing on 9/29 from 10:00 – 12:00.
RuralEdge sees the SASH Program as integral to its mission and has been seeking ways to expand its geographical reach, especially to rural Essex County. Thanks to the generosity of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, RuralEdge received funding to bring SASH to Canaan for the next two years.
With many COVID-19 restrictions no longer in place, RuralEdge looks forward to engaging our housing communities once again with a variety of exciting events!
Nearly one year into the substantial rehabilitation work on the former Depot Square Apartments, now known as New Avenue, the project has brought substantial changes to the building and to the community it will once again serve.