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CHT Staff Present at Grounded Solutions Network Conference

Posted on May 16, 2022 By

Champlain Housing Trust staff traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Grounded Solutions Network Conference. The two-day conference with more than 400 attendees focused on how to continue to make our cities and regions more equitable and inclusive through innovative housing policies, thoughtful housing programs, foundational organizing and community-led solutions. CHT’s Director of Home Ownership Julie […]

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How You Can Get Involved This Summer

Posted on May 12, 2022 By

Now that spring is here and it’s getting warmer out, we want to highlight a few opportunities that are available to Champlain Housing Trust residents this summer. First, in March we welcomed Kristen Ciambella as our new Resident Engagement Manager. She will be coordinating the programs highlighted below, so if you have questions about what’s available […]

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Vista Apartments Brings 15 New Apartments to Franklin County

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On May 9th,  Champlain Housing Trust purchased 15 new apartments called Vista Apartments on the site of the Cadillac Motel in St. Albans. Starting June 1, five of these newly constructed apartments will be rented to unhoused households in partnership with local service agencies in Franklin and Grand Isle counties, including Spectrum Youth and Family […]

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CEO Michael Monte Meets with Vermont Senate Delegation

Posted on April 13, 2022 By

Affordable Housing Colchester, Vermont

I recently had the opportunity to be with Vermont’s two Senators. Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Bernie Sanders. The conversation with Bernie was with other housing leaders across the State, where we discussed the range of issues impacting housing and the possible responses that were underway and that were needed, including the importance of shared […]

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Ownership Allows Pho Hong Expansion

Posted on April 12, 2022 By

Champlain Housing Trust is excited to announce that the founders of one of Burlington’s busiest and most well-loved restaurants will be expanding their Old North End operations soon. After 14 years in business renting their restaurant space, Pho Hong founders Dao Le and Lan Hong now own the property along with the commercial space right […]

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Sculpture Debuts at Garden Street Apartments

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Garden Street Apartments

A shiny new outdoor sculpture on the brick wall near the front doors at Garden Street Apartments  now greets residents as they enter their homes. Filling out the space at nearly six feet tall and eight feet wide, “Winds of Fire” by Vermont artist Bruce Hathaway is hard to miss! The artist said he spent […]

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What’s Missing in Gov Scott’s “Missing Middle” Homeownership Program?

Posted on April 3, 2022 By

The commentary below was co-authored by Elizabeth Bridgewater, Executive Director of Windham & Windsor Housing Trust; Connie Snow, interim Executive Director of Downstreet Housing & Community Development; and Michael Monte, CEO of Champlain Housing Trust. What’s Missing in Governor Scott’s “Missing Middle” Homeownership Proposal? A tremendous amount of attention is being paid to Vermont’s housing […]

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TD Charitable Foundation Makes Grants to Three Vermont Housing Groups

Posted on March 10, 2022 By

  Three Vermont non-profit housing organizations – Champlain Housing Trust, Downstreet Housing & Community Development (Downstreet), and Twin Pines Housing (Twin Pines) – have been awarded $325,000 in Housing for Everyone grants from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. The organizations are three of 33 organizations […]

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Partnership to Create 100 New Homes in Hinesburg

Posted on March 4, 2022 By

The Champlain Housing Trust announced today that they have come to an agreement with a Vermont philanthropist and community leader to develop 100 new homes in Hinesburg. Jan Blomstrann, the former owner of NRG Systems, will donate approximately 46 acres south of the Champlain Valley Union High School to support the development of affordable, sustainable, […]

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Receive the Child Tax Credit and/or Earned Income Tax Credit

Posted on February 15, 2022 By

As part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, there is more money available to families and/or people with low to moderate incomes. Whether or not you received stimulus checks or monthly payments in 2021, additional money may be available to you – and receiving these tax credits are not considered income and will not impact […]

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Residents, Members Gather for 2022 Annual Meeting

Posted on February 14, 2022 By

More than 250 residents, supporters, and staff joined together over zoom Thursday, January 27th for Champlain Housing Trust’s virtual 2022 Annual Membership Meeting. Chief Executive Officer Michael Monte welcomed attendees with a call to action to meet the enormous opportunities in 2022 following a uniquely challenging year. Outgoing Board President Bob Robbins’ report highlighted CHT’s […]

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