Ribbon cutting at WWCH II

Twin Pines Housing and Evernorth Complete Phase II of Wentworth Community Housing

On August 11, 2021, Twin Pines Housing and its development partner Evernorth celebrated the completion of the construction of 17 new apartments to the Wentworth Way development and four new units located a few miles away in Wilder, VT.

The Wilder site is comprised of four two-bedroom apartments, each with washer/dryer hookups and a private porch or patio. The site was initially an infill development site requiring cleanup of contaminated soils.

The Wentworth Way site adds eight one-bedroom flats, eight two-bedroom townhouses and one three-bedroom townhouse to the 30 apartments built in the first phase. The new building includes a community space, onsite laundry, private entrances with patios or porches and use of the common outdoor amenities – community gardens, outdoor seating and play spaces.

Both of the buildings in this second phase were designed and constructed to high performance energy standards, use no fossil fuels, and employ a new mechanical system which brings individualized heating, cooling and ventilation to each unit. All utilities will be included in the rent, and the Development’s electrical costs will be offset by the new PV solar panels. The project was designed by gbA Architecture and constructed by Naylor and Breen builders.

Safford Commons Home Ownership Units Construction Site

Twin Pines building affordable housing for sale in Woodstock—Valley News

WOODSTOCK — Twin Pines Housing is adding up to 8 units of housing for sale at its Safford Commons complex, part of its ongoing effort to make home ownership more affordable.

Housing applications open in September for the new housing, where four of the units are under construction now at the complex off Route 4 in Woodstock.

The two single-story, two-bedroom condominiums will cost $185,000, and the two, two-story, three-bedroom condominiums will cost $222,000, well below market rates for such housing. A second phase of the project, which would develop four more units for ownership, will probably begin in the next two years, said Andrew Winter, the executive director of Twin Pines Housing.

Jasmine Taudvin is a Staff Writer for the Valley News. Read the full article on the Valley News Website.

Photo of TPH Staff in front of the community building

Twin Pines Housing Celebrates Renovation of Village at Crafts Hill

On June 17, 2021, Twin Pines Housing celebrated the completion of renovations at the Village at Crafts Hill with a ribbon-cutting ceremony there followed by Twin Pines’ annual meeting. Lebanon Mayor Tim McNamara and New Hampshire Executive Councilor Joe Kenney were among the dignitaries who spoke at the event.

Beautiful weather lifted everyone’s spirits at the event which took place in a tent in front of the newly built Community Center at Crafts Hill. The celebration included a brief program, tours of the apartments, and a reception.

Twin Pines Housing recently completed a year-long renovation of its 100-unit Village at Crafts Hill in West Lebanon, NH. Originally constructed in the 1970’s, the complex needed significant upgrades throughout. The complex provides much-needed affordable housing for Lebanon-area families. During the 2021 Annual Meeting portion of the event, new Board members were elected, a financial report was given, and Twin Pines Housing Executive Director reported on the highlights and challenges of the past year during a pandemic.

Twin Pines opens new apartments —Valley News

HANOVER — Nick Heyl gives his new digs, a studio apartment on the third floor of the new Summer Park Residences situated between Park, Summer and Lebanon streets, “a rave review.”

“I’m close to everything and it’s just absolutely quiet here,” Heyl said in a phone interview Friday.

Heyl, a 73-year-old retired attorney and singer/songwriter, spoke little more than a week after moving into the $5.8 million building, which sits near the Hanover location of the Co-op Food Stores, Hanover High School and the Richard W. Black Community Center.

The single building containing 24 units of affordable housing in one of the Upper Valley’s most expensive real estate markets replaces three eight-unit, two-story buildings built in the 1970s. The new energy-efficient building’s features, including an elevator, wider doorways, grab bars, roll-in showers and open floor plans, make it more accessible for tenants with disabilities.

Nora Doyle-Burr is a staff writer for the Valley News. Read the full article on the Valley News Website

Rear corner of the new Summer Park Building

Completion of Summer Park Phase 1

We invite you to join Twin Pines Housing’s Executive Director Andrew B. Winter, Hanover Town Manager Julia Griffin, and project funders as we celebrate the completion of the new Summer Park Residences.

WHENFriday, October 30, 10:30 a.m.

HOW:    Register in advance for this Zoom meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Or watch us live on Facebook!

WHAT  Remarks, a virtual tour, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and a ground breaking ceremony for phase 2. Enjoy your own refreshments!

Twin Pines Housing gets grant to remediate Wilder brownfield site —Valley News

WILDER — Twin Pines Housing has received a grant from the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to help it remediate a Route 5 brownfield site where it plans to construct affordable housing, according to a news release.

The $65,000 grant through the state’s Brownfield Initiative will help the nonprofit housing developer work with the nonprofit housing investment group Evernorth to clean up the former Tip Top Tire site where Twin Pines is slated to construct four units of affordable housing. The project is one of two in Hartford that Twin Pines plans to begin building this summer.

Read the full staff report on the Valley News Website.

Twin Pines to build 21 apartments in Hartford after grants come through—Valley News

WILDER — Twin Pines Housing Trust will start construction this summer on two affordable housing projects expected to bring 21 new apartments to Hartford after securing federal funding last week.

A $247,200 federal Community Development Block Grant allows the White River Junction-based nonprofit to move forward with plans for a two-story building in Wilder Village.

The roughly 4,360-square-foot building will have four apartments located on the former home of the Tip Top Tire and auto repair shop at 1965 Hartford Ave., aka Route 5, across from Datamann Inc.

Tim Camerato is a Staff Writer for the Valley News. Read the full article on the Valley News Website.

Solar For All Presentation

Missed the Solar for All presentation on July 18? Watch a video of the event here.

 

Join Twin Pines Housing, Sustainable Woodstock, Vital Communities, Norwich Solar Technologies, and Norman Sun LLC for a presentation about creating affordable solar opportunities for low and moderate-income households.

Saturday, July 18
10:00-11:00 am

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/109036711740

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2020 Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended Twin Pines Housing’s Annual Meeting by Zoom on Wednesday, June 17. View this recording of the meeting to hear about our year in review and upcoming plans. You can also view our year in review video below.

 

Twin Pines Housing’s year in review from Twin Pines on Vimeo.

Covid-19 response for Twin Pines Housing Homeowners

A message to homeowners from Twin Pines Housing’s Homeownership Coordinator, Steve Usle:

March 18, 2020

Dear Twin Pines Housing Homeowner,

As Homeownership Coordinator for Twin Pines Housing, please know that I remain a resource for you concerning all Program needs during these difficult times.  Although our offices are closed to the public, please know that I am always available to answer your questions via email or phone.  I will do my best to respond to any voice message left with me within 24 hours.  The best number to leave a message is 802 291-7000 (EXT. 102).   
Although our offices are closed, Twin Pines staff is working remotely and will continue to support the TPH community and programs. In order to efficiently reach a staff member, please refer to the staff contact list on our website.
TPH will continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus. As the situation evolves, it will post updates on our website, Facebook page, and via email. It is regularly updating its procedures and protocols to insure all of its residents and staff are safe. Staff are being advised to monitor their own health and to take extra precautions.
Please take the necessary steps to ensure your own continued health by focusing on hand washing, staying away from large group gatherings, and avoiding contact with those who have been sick. For up-to-date information on the situation in Vermont, please visit the New Hampshire Department of Health or the Vermont Department of Health website.
To read updates on the virus worldwide, please visit the World Health Organization’s website.
I look forward to serving your Homeownership needs in the future.  Thanks for your understanding.  Please be well and take care of yourself, and those close to you.

Regards,

Steve

Steven A. Usle, Homeownership Coordinator

Twin Pines Housing

226 Holiday Drive Suite 20

White River Junction, VT 05001

802 291-7000 Ext. 102

Steve.usle@tphtrust.org