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Upper Valley orgs want to convert Lebanon apartment building into housing for homeless people

Shawn Westover carries his bicycle down the steps of his apartment complex at 10 Parkhurst St., in Lebanon, N.H., on Wednesday, July 17, 2017. Westover said that he will be moving out when the building is renovated to accomodate low-income residents. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


From this morning’s paper:

Twin Pines Housing Trust is proposing to purchase 10 Parkhurst St. and renovate the building’s 18 studio apartments to serve the chronically homeless, people who have been without housing for 12 continuous months or on four separate occasions over the last three years. …


The Upper Valley Haven, a White River Junction-based homeless shelter, will maintain a presence in the building, providing case management to keep residents housed.


“When people have a place to live that is decent, safe and sanitary, they are much more likely to have better health outcomes,” Andrew Winter, executive director of Twin Pines, said on Wednesday.

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More housing news, from West Leb and WRJ

Following up on some earlier Upper Valley housing news: Twin Pines Housing Trust is scaling down plans to construct an apartment complex in downtown West Lebanon after a proposed four-story building slated for Main Street failed to garner adequate grant funding.

Meanwhile, the Hartford Planning Commission has allowed a separate Twin Pines proposal to move forward in White River Junction.

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Upper Valley housing proposals in the news this week

In the heart of the Upper Valley: