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Voices from Home: Housing Affordability in Northwest Vermont

Posted on March 7, 2024 By

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) is one of eleven commissions serving Vermont municipalities that’s uniquely positioned to coordinate and guide community development activities and issues between state and local governments. The NRPC serves 23 municipalities (19 towns, 3 incorporated villages, and 1 city) located in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Housing is one area […]

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Making Affordable Housing Investments That Last

Posted on February 6, 2024 By

The following op-ed was written by Champlain Housing Trust Board member and former State Representative Helen Head of South Burlington. It appeared in VT Digger on February 2, 2024. Vermont families are facing a housing crisis. Sky-high rents, high interest rates, and home prices that resemble a lottery winning are not affordable for most Vermont […]

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CHT Recognizes Community Members at Annual Meeting

Posted on February 5, 2024 By

At the Champlain Housing Trust’s recent Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, members elected two new Board members and re-elected four to the Board, and recognized outstanding contributions to our mission from three individuals and two organizations. More than 300 people attended the event in Burlington to participate in the governance of the organization and celebrate […]

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Welcome to New Board Members

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The membership of Champlain Housing Trust elected two new members to the CHT Board of Directors at this year’s Annual Meeting on January 25th at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. Newly-elected to the Board of Directors for three year terms were Regina Mahony, City Manager of Essex Junction (Public Member), and Isaac Owusu, Director of […]

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A Stable Home

Posted on February 2, 2024 By

A Stable Home Photos courtesy of Glenn Russell Before moving into her new apartment in Williston, Michelle Lucas had been without housing for more than four years. She bounced between motels rooms funded by the State or friends’ homes but couldn’t find stability – especially hard as she struggled with multiple health challenges ranging from […]

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2024 Annual Meeting

Posted on February 1, 2024 By

  Thanks to everyone who joined us at our Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner on January 25th! Special thanks to Sunbeam for playing music during dinner and photographer David Seaver. Watch the video of our Award Honorees!

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Citizen Lobby Day at the Legislature 2024

Posted on January 11, 2024 By

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Coalition is hosting its annual Legislative Day at the State House in Montpelier on Wednesday, February 14th and you’re invited! CHT is a leader in this coalition that advocates for the State to allocate money to the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, allowing for more affordable housing to be built, […]

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I Feel Like I’m Home

Posted on December 18, 2023 By

I Feel Like I’m Home   Laurie Grant lived with her mother for six years and was perfectly content, but when her mom passed away in 2018, Laurie needed a change. “There were too many painful reminders everywhere I looked,” she said. Laurie applied for an apartment from Champlain Housing Trust and over the next […]

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New Video Highlights Burlington’s Approach to Affordable Housing

Posted on December 4, 2023 By

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges, recently released a video and also a case study that highlights how Champlain Housing Trust got started and the crucial role and timing that affordable housing strategies, community leadership and engagement, and innovative […]

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Over 100 New Affordable Apartments in Colchester

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The Champlain Housing Trust and Evernorth announced today the completion and occupancy of Stuart Avenue Apartments (pictured above) and the beginning of construction of 10th Cavalry Apartments which collectively will bring over 100 new permanently affordable apartments to the Town of Colchester. The two developments were supported by the Town of Colchester, which recognizes and […]

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Food Drive – We Still Need Your Help!

Posted on November 8, 2023 By

Susan’s Place, a former motel converted into 68 apartments for people exiting homelessness, and Harbor Place, a motel that provides emergency shelter to people who are unhoused, each have on-site food pantries that provide free food for those living there. As food costs and food insecurity continue to rise, the free food and personal care […]

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Building Homes Together Campaign: Still Not Enough

Posted on October 23, 2023 By

  October 23, 2023 – During a press conference in Williston, Vermont at a motel newly-converted into permanent housing, leaders of the Building Homes Together campaign issued its annual report card on progress towards reaching housing production and affordability goals for Chittenden County. As housing costs continue to escalate and rental vacancy rates consistently fail […]

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