Everyone Deserves A Home
And the opportunity for a fulfilling life
Homelessness will never be fully addressed with temporary accommodations like shelters and warming centers. Our long-term solutions tackle all sides of the issue, from housing supply-and-demand, to affordability, to supports and services that help folks access what they need to get housed and stay housed.
Our Solutions to Homelessness
Special housing Projects
Housing is not one-size-fits-all. We think outside of the box to provide opportunities for housing no matter what challenges a person faces.
Our Support & Services at Home program is one way that we work directly with residents, ensuring they have what they need to age in place.
We accept Section 8 vouchers and we build units that come with their own subsidies, allowing our residents to live in a home they can afford.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why we work with residents who fall behind on their rent so they can stay in their homes.
The Welcome Center
at Twin City
Working with longtime partners at the Good Samaritan Haven, we are developing the Welcome Center at Twin City, which will serve as transitional housing for people without homes. The project includes the redevelopment of the existing motel office and units, as well as the single-family house on site. The first level of the house will serve as a welcome center and will provide space for supportive services and administrative offices for Good Samaritan Haven, while the second level of the house will provide additional shelter units. Overall, the project will provide 35 new shelter beds. Good Samaritan Haven will own and operate the property when it is complete.
Whistlestop ZEM Homes
Situated on previously vacant mobile home lots, three beautiful, high-efficiency homes were developed in partnership with Efficiency Vermont and were completed at the end of July. We collaborated with the Upper Valley Haven to identify families experiencing homelessness who would be a good fit for these homes, and they signed their leases in September. ZEM (Zero Energy Modular) homes are zero energy with high levels of insulation, detailed air sealing, and triple-paned windows. They include a rooftop solar array that is tied to the grid and uses net-metering to meet all heating and electric demands year-round. They are also designed for harsh winter weather and are engineered with frost-protected foundations and sturdy roof systems. The moisture-tight construction eliminates the threat of structural rot. The high-quality materials and finishes reduce VOC off-gassing, and the fresh air ventilation filters and dehumidifies to eliminate allergens, mold and mildew, making these extremely healthy homes.