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Founded in 1987, Downstreet Housing & Community Development was originally known as Central Vermont Community Land Trust. As our scope of work and services expanded beyond the stewardship of land associated with resident-owned homes, it became necessary to update our name to more accurately reflect our organizations’ goals and services. Downstreet is a Vermont colloquialism referring to the center of the community or the heart of the community, sometimes used in place of “downtown.” Downstreet Housing & Community Development strives to enrich the hearts of communities throughout Central Vermont, whether they are located in the town or the country. We are headquartered “downstreet” in Barre. Downstreet’s staff of 24 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees create opportunities for long-term, safe and decent housing and create strong and diverse communities throughout Central Vermont.