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Brattleboro Celebrates Opening of Second Phase of Red Clover Commons Apartments – Completing the Red Clover Commons Neighborhood

November 15, 2021

[Brattleboro, VT] The completion of the second phase of Red Clover Commons represents the culmination of an important community building effort begun 10 years ago when Tropical Storm Irene severely flooded the 80 apartments at Melrose Terrace, a public housing development in West Brattleboro. This second phase at Red Clover Commons is comprised of 18 newly constructed homes for former residents of Melrose Terrace. The 3-story, energy efficient building offers 17 one- bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom apartment and completes the Red Clover Neighborhood.

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Evernorth Rural Ventures Awarded $60 Million in New Markets Tax Credits

September 2, 2021

The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Wednesday that Evernorth Rural Ventures, a subsidiary of Evernorth, was awarded a $60 million allocation of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to continue its successful economic development work in low-income areas.

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Construction Begins on New Affordable Housing in Downtown Morrisville

August 20, 2021

Morrisville, VT – Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) and Evernorth are pleased to announce construction is underway on Village Center Apartments, 24 new energy-efficient affordable apartments for low and moderate income residents in the heart of downtown Morrisville.

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Upper Valley Community Celebrates Completion of Affordable Apartments at Wentworth Community Housing in White River Junction

August 11, 2021

White River Junction, VT – Wednesday morning brought together residents, funders, community members, local legislators and two affordable housing organizations to celebrate the completion of the second phase of Wentworth Community Housing, 17 mixed-income apartments in White River Junction and four new apartments located a few miles away in the Village of Wilder.

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U.S. Treasury Awards Evernorth $950,000 to Support Affordable Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021

On Monday, February 22, 2021, The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded Evernorth $950,000 for the development of affordable housing in low income areas in New Hampshire and Maine.

With a prior $2M CMF award Housing Vermont (now part of Evernorth) financed over 900 units over the past five years. This new award will allow Evernorth to extend its financing program into New Hampshire and Maine where it has provided equity financing to 2,429 apartments in the past 5 years.

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Evernorth Closes Second Multi-Investor Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2021

Evernorth closed its second multi-investor fund – Housing New England, Fund II – on January 29, 2021. This fund will provide equity to finance affordable housing in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

19 investors committed a total of $60.7 million in equity making Housing New England, Fund II (HNE Fund II) a significant financial resource for the region’s critical affordable housing needs.

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COVID Resident Surveys & Evernorth Blog Post:

Resident Surveys and COVID Impacts

By Lindsay Thrall, Evernorth Connections Manager

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.

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