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Affordable housing community in White River Junction celebrates opening


Staff report
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Twin Pines Housing and other affordable housing proponents on Tuesday celebrated the opening of the $9.8 million Wentworth Community Housing, a three-story building with 30 mixed-income apartments off Sykes Mountain Avenue.

The 15 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom apartments include nine targeted to households making between 80% and 120% of the area median income, Twin Pines said.

Rents are based on income and family size, and range from $713 to $1,175, according to Twin Pines.

Another five apartments will be dedicated to serving people who have been homeless.

The roof of the building includes solar panels, and the building has electric heating and cooling.

The project includes a terrace, garden area and children’s play area, and a second phase of the development planned for 2020 will add 17 townhouse apartments to the complex.

“We understand that affordable housing resources are scarce and the need is great,” Nancy Owens, the president of Housing Vermont, which co-owns the building along with Twin Pines, said in a statement.

Residents begin moving in July 9.