Nothing illustrates the importance — and impact — of affordable housing and community development better than stories about the community itself. Learn about the people who develop and build the housing and the people who are built up because of it.
Evernorth’s Connections Program and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC) have begun a 6-month phone survey in an effort to understand the impacts of COVID on our Vermont communities and to amplify the voices of the people who rely on affordable housing.
[Lyndonville, VT] On Thursday, October 29, the Lyndonville community celebrated the official grand opening of Olivia Place with a socially-distanced Pumpkin Walk named in memory of Olivia Beleau. RuralEdge and Evernorth (formerly NNEHIF & Housing Vermont) partnered to develop these 20 thoughtfully designed, energy-efficient apartments in two newly constructed buildings and are co-owners of Olivia Place.
Burlington, Vermont – The Building Homes Together Campaign, formed in 2016 to encourage production of housing in Chittenden County, released its annual progress report that showed continued overall success in new housing being created, but a persistent lack of affordable homes.
[Vergennes, VT] Today, the Vergennes community celebrated the official grand opening of Vergennes Community Apartments with socially-distanced property tours and live music. The Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) and Evernorth partnered to develop this highly energy-efficient, multi-family apartment building located on Armory Lane in close proximity to downtown Vergennes. The Vergennes Community Apartments are located … Continued
This column was written by John Vogel and originally published by Valley News on September 10, 2020. John is a recently retired clinical professor from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and is co-chair of the Evernorth Board of Directors.
JULY 30, 2020 [Portland, ME and Burlington, VT] – Northern New England Housing Investment Fund (NNEHIF) and Housing Vermont (HV) announced they were uniting as a single entity to serve the low and moderate income people of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with affordable housing and community investments. The new regional organization, now named Evernorth, … Continued
This article was written by Anne Galloway and originally published on July 30, 2020.
Housing Vermont is merging with a regional nonprofit group in order to expand access to capital for low-income housing, weatherization and economic development projects in rural areas across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Affordable housing can promote health, build wealth, and change neighborhoods and lives. But housing is also used as a tool to divide communities, perpetuate unfair educational opportunities, reduce wealth, and sustain segregation. Racial inequality is rooted in our nation’s history of slavery, and it has been structurally maintained by public policy, including through housing and … Continued
One of the grandest hotels of its day, New Avenue House opened to the public in 1898. It quickly became a cornerstone of the commercial center of downtown St. Johnsbury. It was rebuilt after the original building was destroyed by a fire in 1896. It was renovated into apartments years later but fell into disrepair … Continued
The basic premise of Housing First is simple. If someone is experiencing chronic homelessness – meaning they are continuously homeless for a year or more or have had four or more episodes of homelessness in three years – they are provided housing first and then given the support they need to work on other issues … Continued