Safford Commons, Woodstock
In 2015, Twin Pines Housing and Housing Vermont celebrated the opening of this new neighborhood with 10 buildings located across from the High School and Middle School on Route 4. VHCB committed $660,000 in state funds and $475,000 in federal HOME funding for the $9.5 million development. After nine years in permitting delays, the homes rented up within 10 days, pointing to the need for affordable housing in the area. As in many resort and second home communities, the service economy provides employment opportunities, but very little housing affordable to workers exists close to jobs.