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Funds Available to Barre City Homeowners for Repairs

Downstreet Housing & Community Development, through its Barre City Home Repair Fund, has money available to assist Barre City homeowners with home repairs. While Downstreet is most widely recognized as a real estate developer and property manager of affordable housing apartments, their NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center focuses on removing barriers to home purchase for moderate-income households and providing resources for long-term homeownership.

“Part of our mission is to connect people to the resources they need to thrive,” explains Downstreet CEO Angie Harbin. “Homeownership has so many advantages for families and communities, but many homeowners have a hard time keeping up with maintenance. We’re excited to have these funds specifically dedicated to Barre City, where Downstreet is headquartered. It’s particularly important to us that our neighbors have access to the resources necessary to maintain safe, healthy homes.”

The qualifications and requirements of the program are derived from the larger Green Mountain Home Repair program, which provides special, low-interest loans for essential home repairs and is available to those whose household incomes do not exceed 80% of the area median income and serves those living in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille counties.

Other Downstreet HomeOwnership programs include home-buyer education, down-payment assistance, financial wellness, and the Vermont Housing Improvement Program. 

—press release