It Didn’t Get Any Better Than That

Posted on June 6, 2023 By

It Didn’t Get Any Better Than That   Wanda Hines knows exactly how to count the years she owned her home on Oak Street in Burlington’s Old North End: she was pregnant with her son at the time. “My son was born in April of 1998 and we closed on the house the following year,” […]

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2023 Members’ Day Picnic at North Beach

Posted on May 24, 2023 By

CHT’s Members’ Day Picnic is Saturday, August 5, 2023 TIME: 11:00 am – 1:30 pmWHERE: North Beach, Burlington Bring your family and friends to enjoy FREE fun and food by the lake. Bring your beach chairs or blankets to sit on and bring your appetite! The North Beach entry fee, parking, activities, and lunch are FREE! Sign up by August 2nd! CHT […]

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Homeownership Security through Shared Equity

Posted on May 15, 2023 By

Homeownership Security through Shared Equity   Steve and Rachel Smith knew there was plenty of work to do if they wanted to become homeowners. They lacked savings but were working to get their debt paid down. Homeownership seemed like something that was still far off in the distance, but they were committed to owning their […]

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My Dream House

Posted on May 12, 2023 By

My Dream House   Junny Tsiba, a refugee from Congo Brazzaville, spent two years preparing to buy her home. “Renting was fine, but having your own place makes you live the American dream and rewards me for my hard work,” she explained. And hard work it was. Her brand new home in Burlington’s New North […]

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Learn About Your Home Video in 15 Languages

Posted on May 10, 2023 By

Champlain Housing Trust’s Learn About Your Home video has been translated into 15 languages commonly spoken by CHT residents. The video provides residents with information about how to care for their home including: fire safety, recycling, composting and trash disposal, how to use appliances, and what to do if there are plumbing issues. Translating the […]

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Meet Our Newly Elected Board Members

Posted on March 13, 2023 By

Lisa Lord, Gillian Nanton, and Helen Head were all elected to terms as members of the Champlain Housing Trust Board of Directors at our Annual Meeting on January 27, 2023. We are thankful for their service on the Board! Lisa Lord “Secure and affordable housing is essential to be able to focus on every other […]

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Ho Hum’s New Name and 20 Permanently Affordable Homes

Posted on March 8, 2023 By

Champlain Housing Trust will soon begin construction on 20 one-bedroom apartments at the former Ho Hum Motel on Williston Road in South Burlington. The Ho Hum was a 1950s era suite-style motel in South Burlington which CHT purchased in 2020 as part of our pandemic response supporting the State’s need to provide a quarantine and […]

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Good Neighbors

Posted on February 20, 2023 By

Good Neighbors Having a Quiet Home to Rest and Relax is Essential to this Resident of Avenue Apartments   Ahmed Omar’s favorite thing about his family’s Champlain Housing Trust home in Burlington isn’t some fancy home amenity or appliance. “It’s a quiet place with good neighbors. I usually come home late, sometimes three in the […]

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A Foot in the Door

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A Foot in the Door Homeownership Becomes a Reality Through the Shared Equity Program   It takes Tara Burke, a Champlain Housing Trust shared equity homeowner in Milton, a few moments to count up the number of apartments she’s rented around Burlington over the years. “Let’s see, Pine Street, Hayward Street, St. Paul Street, Adams […]

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CHT Honors 2023 Award Recipients at Annual Dinner

Posted on February 6, 2023 By

Each year at Champlain Housing Trust’s Annual Meeting and Dinner we include an awards ceremony to recognize and bestow appreciation to community members who have gone above and beyond. For us, these awards also serve to hold up the values CHT would like to emulate. Recognizing others creates a model for bringing out the best […]

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Public Hearing on Housing February 16

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The Vermont Legislature’s  Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs and the Vermont House Committee on General & Housing are hosting a joint public hearing to solicit input from Vermonters on affordable housing and related issues. Your voice can make a difference! The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, February 16 beginning at 5:00pm, […]

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