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Franklin County Candidate Forum on Housing and Homelessness

Posted on September 20, 2022 By

Champlain Housing Trust and three other organizations have invited all Franklin County state legislative candidates to a forum on housing and homelessness issues on Tuesday, October 4 from 6-8pm at the St. Albans City Hall Auditorium, 100 North Main Street in St. Albans. The nonpartisan forum is co-hosted with Northwest Regional Planning Commission, CVOEO/Franklin Grand […]

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CHT, Winooski Celebrate Completion of Butternut Grove Condominiums

Posted on September 8, 2022 By

Champlain Housing Trust and City of Winooski officials, flanked by funding agencies, state leaders and city residents, announced the completion of twenty new affordable condominiums [PDF] in the heart of Winooski on Thursday morning. The homes – which have all been sold or under contract – were completed this month by builder Snyder Homes on […]

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Join us! CHT In Focus: Farmworker Housing, Sept 22 at Noon

Posted on September 7, 2022 By

  Join CEO Michael Monte and Director of Home Ownership Julie Curtin at CHT in Focus on Thursday, September 22nd at noon to learn about our just launched Vermont Farmworker Housing Repair Loan Program. This one-hour interactive Zoom meeting takes a close up look at how Champlain Housing Trust is addressing some of Vermont’s challenging […]

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2022 Members’ Day Picnic

Posted on August 22, 2022 By

We had a beautiful day for our Members’ Day Picnic! Over 200 people joined us at North Beach in Burlington to enjoy food from Kismayo Kitchen, Digger’s Mirth Collective Farm and Ben & Jerry’s; music from musicians, Mikahely and Butalakwazebi Jack Bauer; and airbrush tattoos by Little Artsy Faces. A big thanks to Owen Leavey for […]

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Brenda Torpy to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award from VCRD

Posted on August 8, 2022 By

Brenda Torpy, founder and CEO of Champlain Housing Trust from  from 1991-2021, has given out more awards than we can count to recognize community members and CHT staff for their contributions to advance affordable housing and social services to support residents.  We are so pleased that on August 10th, 2022, at the 2022 Leadership Summit, […]

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CHT to Renovate Tim’s House in St. Albans

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Champlain Housing Trust has partnered with Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) to renovate Tim’s House in St. Albans. This exciting project will create 16 new single-occupancy bedrooms. Tim’s House is the only homeless shelter in Franklin and Grand Isle counties. At a time when so many of our neighbors are losing their housing […]

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Op-Ed: Vermont Needs Housing – and More

Posted on August 4, 2022 By

This op-ed was co-authored by Michael Monte, Chief Executive Officer of Champlain Housing Trust in Burlington; Stephanie Lane, Executive Director of Shires Housing in Bennington; and Andrew Winter, Executive Director of Twin Pines Housing Trust in White River Junction.   The first questions families with young children ask when considering where in Vermont to live […]

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Summertime Community Connections & Fun!

Posted on July 12, 2022 By

Building and creating community is a vital part of what makes housing feel like home and Champlain Housing Trust residents are staying busy this summer. Whether it’s a community picnic, a day at the beach, gardening, or a leadership training program, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Congratulations to the residents at Laurentide […]

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Building Wealth with Shared Equity

Posted on July 11, 2022 By

Building Wealth with Shared Equity   When asked her favorite thing about her home in Colchester, Molly Doherty has a quick answer. While she really appreciates the natural light and original hardwood floors, something else comes out first. “It’s mine!” Room by room, she is starting to make the third floor walk-up her own. She […]

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Response to Seven Days Story on Energy Sources

Posted on July 7, 2022 By

Champlain Housing Trust has developed roughly 3,000 homes over our almost four decades of work. In addition to developing and managing affordable housing, CHT’s work touches on a wide variety of social, environmental and economic needs, including, but not limited to, responding to the public health emergency caused by Covid-19, the opioid epidemic, storm water […]

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Vote! August 9th is Vermont’s Primary Election

Posted on July 1, 2022 By

Your vote is your voice! Tuesday, August 9th is Vermont’s primary election where voters choose candidates that will represent their parties on the ballot in November. Many elected roles are open so there are important choices on the ballot. Register to vote: online via VT Secretary State’s office, at your town clerk’s office, or the […]

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CHT Launches New Homeownership Equity Program

Posted on June 13, 2022 By

The Champlain Housing Trust announced a suite of initiatives and financing options to help Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) become homeowners through its signature shared equity program. One notable component is $25,000 in down payment assistance designed as a 0% interest, forgivable loan after three years for buyers who are BIPOC. CHT, a […]

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