It’s official! We have officially registered with the Secretary of State as Downstreet Housing & Community Development. This name change has been a long time coming, and we are very excited to have an updated name that better represents who we are, what we do, and how we do it. For those of you who may not be familiar with the term “Downstreet,” read on to learn more about our new name.
We strive to enrich the hearts of communities throughout Central Vermont, whether they are in the town or the country.“Downstreet” is a Vermont colloquialism referring to the center of the community or the heart of the community, sometimes used in place of “downtown.” This name represents our organization on a variety of levels. It is thoroughly Vermont without literally saying “Vermont” or “Central Vermont.” It also lends itself well to opportunities for telling our story, as people who are familiar with the term “downstreet” and those who are not will undoubtedly share an interest in hearing what we do and why we call ourselves Downstreet. The answer to that inquiry is in the very definition of the word: we strive to enrich the hearts of communities throughout Central Vermont, whether they are in the town or the country, not to mention that we are located “downstreet” in Barre. In addition to the functionality of the name, its uniqueness will help us to stand out from all the other “Central Vermont” so-and-so organizations in the area and the “Green Mountain” organizations throughout the state. And lastly, this name will enable us to distinguish between our lines of business while simultaneously unifying them under one umbrella, Downstreet (i.e. Downstreet Real Estate Development, Downstreet Property Management, Downstreet Maintenance, Downstreet HomeOwnership Center, etc).
The logo represents the innate rural quality of Vermont. People come “downstreet” for services from all walks of life, and locations in both the town and the country. Downstreet Housing and Community Development is at the center of all of this, unifying the diverse makeup of our clients and their locations.