SAINT JOHNSBURY—On January 26th, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) awarded RuralEdge $1.4 Million to acquire and rehabilitate two vacant properties in St. Johnsbury, 138 Cherry Street & 759 Railroad Street, into seven units of permanent affordable housing.
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
Evernorth, RuralEdge, New Depot Square Commercial Properties, LLC, funders, elected officials and community members were among those that celebrated the much-anticipated re-opening of New Avenue that is already bringing new life and vitality to downtown St. Johnsbury.
Last week, RuralEdge purchased the Brightlook Apartments in an effort to preserve the affordability of 18 units of housing in St. Johnsbury with the assistance of funding from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and financing from the Vermont Community Loan Fund.
On Thursday, Governor Scott announced that RuralEdge, the premier developer of affordable housing in the Northeast Kingdom, was one of five organizations that received a $309,490 Community Development CARES Act Housing Stabilization Program award.
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!