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State-Focused Housing Organizations Merge to Expand Geographic Reach

Housing Vermont (HV) creates permanently affordable rental housing and enables investments in economic and community development to benefit low- and moderate-income Vermonters through partnerships with local organizations, public agencies, and the private sector. Northern New England Housing Investment Fund (NNEHIF) does similar work in Maine and New Hampshire, promoting affordable rental housing and community development. The organizations had a longstanding working relationship and overlapping strategic plans. It was a natural fit when HV and NNEHIF decided to merge to form Evernorth, which allowed them to expand their services and offer them across a larger geographic area in northern New England. The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration provided a grant to help cover the costs of a consultant to facilitate the merger process.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $26,500

Year Granted: 2020

Grantee: Housing Vermont

Location: VT - Vermont

Grantee Website: Evernorth