Downstreet Launches New Podcast – Community Pulse with Eileen Peltier: A Localized Beat on Social Progress in Vermont

Downstreet Housing & Community Development (Downstreet), Central Vermont’s premiere non-profit affordable housing and community development organization, has launched a new podcast, Community Pulse with Eileen Peltier. The show features in-depth conversations with community members, partners, influencers, and leaders about exciting initiatives, local news, and the future of Central Vermont through the lens of social progress. This podcast is geared toward anyone interested in keeping a finger on the pulse of social justice in Vermont communities.

The most recent episode features Diane Kinney, Co-Director of Circle, and a discussion about domestic violence in Vermont and how community members can work together to end violence against women. A new episode featuring U32 Middle and High School Principal Steven Delligner-Pate is scheduled to be released next week.

The host, Downstreet’s Executive Director Eileen Peltier, says of the podcast, “We are very focused on the social and moral determinants of health. Home is the hub around which all of these factors – mental and physical health, food security and nutrition, and access to education, transportation and employment opportunities – evolve and revolve. At Downstreet, we believe in the power of community, and we will use this podcast to bring awareness to these challenges and to share ways that our community can individually and collectively make positive change for all of us.”

Fans of the podcast can contact Downstreet via their website contact form to provide feedback and ideas for the podcast, or to become a guest on the show.

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About Downstreet

Barre-based Downstreet Housing & Community Development ( is a non-profit organization that delivers social justice through the power of housing. Since 1987, Downstreet has created and strengthened vibrant neighborhoods in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties through real estate development, a variety of homeownership programs, Support & Services at Home (S.A.S.H.) for older and disabled Vermonters, and a rental portfolio that serves 868 apartment and mobile home park residents. Downstreet is dedicated to promoting equity and social justice for collective prosperity.