Free Wi-Fi for Residents
Evernorth has piloted
free public Wi-Fi in 15 developments, and we are working on improving and expanding this service, with the hopes of putting money directly back in our residents’ pockets.
Spotlight on Garden Street Apartments
Garden Street Apartments, a 60 unit property co-owned with Champlain Housing Trust, enjoy free public Wi-Fi. Here’s how the numbers break down:
Ongoing yearly cost
Estimated yearly savings to residents based on current usage
I just can’t afford the internet, ugh no. It’s a lot of money that I don’t have. No, it’s ridiculous.“ —Vergennes Resident
“[I pay] $130 a month, just internet. And that’s the lowest price that I could do because I have three kids and myself and I need internet. So I can’t have crawling speeds otherwise they can’t do their Zoom calls.” —Brattleboro Resident
“Technology changes daily and for our property management team to not only recognize this BUT really be committed to helping each of the tenants transition into the technological era is truly a gift.”
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October 26, 2022
[Bristol, VT] Co-owners and developers, Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) and Evernorth, are pleased to announce that construction is underway at Firehouse Apartments which will serve 20 low and moderate income households in downtown Bristol.
The Firehouse Apartments represents a critical component of a public/private partnership bringing municipal services, business incubation, and mixed-income housing to the growing community of Bristol on the Stoney Hill property. This partnership between the Town of Bristol, private developers, and housing nonprofits ACCT and Evernorth leverages the investments in municipal infrastructure and job creation to serve 20 households in a community where there were previously only nine non age-restricted affordable housing apartments.
We have great news to share! An anonymous donor has generously donated a substantial gift to endow the Evernorth Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established 8 years ago to honor Robert Gensburg, one of the founding attorneys of what was then Housing Vermont.
Bob Gensburg quietly but profoundly made the communities he worked in a better place for all. Bob’s commitment to social equity and the rule of law were part of his moral fabric, whether he was representing impoverished schools with limited access to resources, serving as a special prosecutor, or representing a detainee at the Guantanamo prison.
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September 22, 2022
[Burlington, Vermont and Portland, ME] - Evernorth is pleased to announce that it closed an $8.95 million loan fund capitalized with investments from eight major Upper Valley employers. Dubbed the Upper Valley Loan Fund (the Loan Fund), this fund will loan money to developers and other entities to build affordable apartments targeted to renters with moderate incomes. The Loan Fund will help catalyze rental housing production in a segment of the market serving employees who are increasingly priced out of the housing in the area.
Due to the critical housing shortage in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont, area employers increasingly cite the lack of access to quality affordable housing as a key barrier to recruitment and retention of employees. According to a recent report by Vital Communities, a regional civic engagement organization, the Upper Valley needs 10,000 new homes by 2030 to meet demand (requiring a tripling of the current annual rate of housing production).
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