About the Project
With a vacancy rate hovering around 1% and prices increasing more than 20% over the past year, housing in the Upper Valley is difficult to find, especially for those people at risk of homelessness. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Junction announced recently that it is embarking on an innovative approach to help serve the community while at the same time shoring up its own financial needs.
The church is teaming up with Twin Pines Housing and its next-door neighbor, The Upper Valley Haven, to build affordable housing and expand emergency shelter beds and service space for The Haven.
The three organizations have been planning this concept for almost a year. A Memorandum of Understanding between the three organizations has been approved by the Church membership and the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, and the MOU was signed by the three organizations in November.