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HopeBuilders Breakfast

Attend one of our informational HopeBuilders breakfasts to learn more about the Champlain Housing Trust and the affordable housing work we do in northwestern Vermont.

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maintain, improve, & protect your home!

   
Join us for Homeowner University and learn how to love living in your home!

May 4, 2019 / 8:30AM – 1:30PM
88 King St. Burlington, VT

You will learn how to maintain, manage and  protect your home, invest for the future, and plan and pay for improvements.



Cost: $25 per person
Register and Pay Online
For questions and registration please contact us:
email education@getahome.org
or call (802) 861-7394


Class Schedule

Session #1     9:00-10:15 AM choose one 

Banking at the Speed of Life
Technology is transforming the way consumers are able to manage their finances and connect to their financial institutions. We will review digital banking services and how to use them safely.

Landscaping and Gardening
Learn principles of garden design and ways to create amazing outdoor living spaces. We will cover the basics of vegetable and flower gardening and offer money saving strategies as well.

Working with a Contractor
Learn how to find quality Contractors, how to craft a solid contract, and helpful project management skills to help you avoid experiencing a Contractor "horror story."

 Session #2     10:30-11:45 AM choose one

Home Maintenance: Plumbing
This hands on workshop will review a variety of common plumbing problems and solutions. Project planning, preparation and tool selection will also be discussed.  

Slash Your Energy Bills
Energy experts from Efficiency Vermont will explore a broad range of actions that can help lower your energy costs and make your home environment more comfortable. 

Eating for Less
We will explore ways to spend less on your grocery bills and learn where to find the best local deals. You'll go home with inexpensive meal ideas and new ways to think about how your family eats. 

 Session #3     12:00 NOON-1:30 PM choose one

Selling Your Home
Learn the key points to consider before deciding to sell your home. Ways to best market your home and maximize your equity will also be discussed.

Paying for Home Repairs and Improvements
Learn about savings strategies, financing options, and other special programs that can help pay for essential repairs, weatherization and efficiency upgrades.

Going Solar
Solar energy is becoming more accessible as well as more affordable. Learn how solar power works and how to determine if solar is right for you whether you live in a single family home, duplex, or condo.