St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has partnered with the Upper Valley Haven and Twin Pines Housing to address the need for affordable housing and services for the homeless, and to ensure sustainability for the finances of the church. Under current plans, St. Paul’s will sell a portion of its land on Hartford Avenue to Twin Pines and the Haven to develop a pair of buildings.
Twin Pines will develop 18 one-bedroom apartments for adults who have experienced homelessness on the current site of the St. Paul’s Rectory. Residents of the new Twin Pines building will have access to enhanced case management services provided by The Haven. These services can include linking residents to primary care and mental health services, as well as other services currently provided by the Haven on its campus next door to St. Paul’s. The goal of those services is to help residents of the new housing remain healthy, housed and integrated into the community. This model is the same one used successfully by Twin Pines and the Haven in their Parkhurst project that opened in Lebanon three years ago (outlined below).
As noted, Twin Pines will be removing the Rectory at the rear of the property, which was constructed in the 1920’s. Due to funding that Twin Pines is using for the project, we have been working with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation to assess the building. The Historic Preservation staff has determined that it is not a historically significant building, due to the degree of alterations that have taken place over the years. Read more