The Rural Edge (formerly the Gilman Housing Trust (GHT)) is a Vermont government-owned, community-based, rural, nonprofit community development corporation. It is part of the NeighborWorks America network. It owns over 500 multi-family rental units in the three-county service area (Orleans, Essex and Caledonia Counties. The organization owns Gilman Property Management, Inc. (GPM), a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary which manages GHT's affordable housing portfolio. Offices are in Lyndonville, Vermont. Sally A. Young is President.
In the fiscal year ending 2009, the total operating expenses were $2,850,234. It owned or managed 677 rental units. Direct investment in the community totaled $12,059,163. It has a full-time staff of 34, and part-time of 4.
In 2008, the highest executive compensation was $32,500 annually. It was the second-largest housing trust in Vermont, smaller only than Champlain, based in Chittenden County, the largest county in the state.
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