RuralEdge provides service primarily across the three counties that make up the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont: Caledonia, Essex and Orleans. We are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in our communities, and with that commitment, our staff has grown from 13 full-time employees in 2007, to nearly 40 today.
As we grow with the local economy, we also contribute, paying almost $400,000 in local property taxes in 2012, helping area homebuyers purchase local properties, and providing funds for local contractors to rehabilitate and repair neighborhood homes.
With focus on sustainability and environmental impact, many of our properties are energy efficient, and we encourage residents to become involved, with community gardens and composting at some units.
RuralEdge has three areas of focus:
Managing over 500 residential and commercial units in Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties, RuralEdge offers a wide variety of housing choices.
With both flat-rate and income-based units available, we are committed to providing safe, healthy living conditions in all of our properties, and work to support our residents’ needs to the best of our ability.
With a focus on expanding homeownership in the Northeast Kingdom, the HomeOwnership Center (HOC) provides Homebuyer Education, Financial Empowerment classes and Home Repair and Rehabilitation.
Since its inception, the HomeOwnership Center has:
- Assisted over 400 families in purchasing their first homes with affordable mortgages, totaling over $40 million in first mortgage funds
- Assisted more than 850 low-to-moderate income households by providing funding to bring their homes up to housing quality standards
- Assisted over 416 families with Mortgage Delinquency and Foreclosure Counseling
- Offered Homebuyer Education and Counseling to residents seeking to purchase a safe, affordable home
Real Estate Development
RuralEdge‘s Real Estate Development Program is committed to serving the affordable housing needs of the Northeast Kingdom through new construction, rehabilitation, and renovation of residential and commercial space.
We strive to create quality, safe housing that utilizes and promotes green technology and practices, while providing comfort and convenience for our tenants.