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Greensboro Town Hall Redevelopment Awarded $4.5M

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GREENSBORO – RuralEdge and Evernorth have been awarded $4,502,746 by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) to restore and redevelop the historic Greensboro Town Hall.

At its June meeting, VHCB approved $5.4 million in funding for two historic preservation projects and 15 conservation projects that will protect 1,942 acres in eight counties, $23.4 million to support eight housing projects in five counties and two statewide housing initiatives.

The Greensboro project is slated to create 20 rural rental apartments for a mix of income levels, including three units for households exiting homelessness. Funding will support the renovation of the existing building and a three-story addition, as well as upgrades to the property’s wastewater and storm water systems.

Statewide projects awarded funding include $2.6 million to support homeownership across the state through down-payment assistance grants for first-time homebuyers, construction of new Habitat for Humanity homes, and the stewardship of existing homes.

Additionally, $445,000 was awarded to the Vermont Center for Independent Living for program and operating costs of their Home Access Program (HAP). HAP provides home entry and bathroom accessibility modifications for low-income Vermonters with physical disabilities so they can remain in their homes, while increasing opportunities for participation in the civic and social life of the community.

“The volume of projects presented at our June meeting reflects Vermont’s urgent need for more housing, protection of our natural environment, and investment in our agricultural communities,” said Gus Seelig, Executive Director of VHCB. “We’re grateful for our partners’ dedication to housing and conservation efforts that balance these priorities throughout the state.”

The VHCB has the dual goals of creating affordable housing for Vermonters, and conserving and protecting Vermont’s agricultural land, forestland, historic properties, important natural areas and recreational lands as they are of primary importance to the economic vitality and quality of life in Vermont.

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