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Sculpture Debuts at Garden Street Apartments

Posted on April 12, 2022 By

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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2022 Annual Meeting Award Winners

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At each Annual Meeting, CHT honors several people or institutions who inspire us. At this year’s virtual gathering on January 27th, we presented the following awards: Hilton Wick “Give Until It Feels Good” Award went to New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) for their transformative gift of $3 million over three years to CHT. This […]

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2022 Annual Meeting Elections

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At our virtual 2022 Annual Meeting on January 27th, we said farewell to outgoing Board members Bob Robbins, Ian Boyd, and Michael Loner. While we’re sad to see them go, we are excited to welcome the newly elected resident Board members Issouf Ouattara and Kate Cappleman Sinz, each of whom are serving as homeowner Resident […]

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2021 Annual Report Now Available

Posted on February 7, 2022 By

Our 2021 Annual Report is available! We invite you to read highlights and reflections from the past year. We’re happy to offer this report to you in a variety of formats. To request a printed copy, email Membership Specialist Jack Commo, or call (802) 861-7399. To download the full pdf click here To flip through […]

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Putting Down Roots

Posted on February 1, 2022 By

Putting Down Roots Shared Equity Program helps build financial foundation   Andrea Solazzo loved living in Burlington’s Old North End. She enjoyed her job as gleaning coordinator at Vermont Foodbank and had lots friends in the area, and after 10 years of renting, she was ready to put down roots in her community. But she wasn’t sure […]

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Helping Others Helps Me

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Helping Others Helps Me Resident Board member finds passion for community involvement   When Antoinette Bennett-Jones was a new mother with her daughter, she found herself suddenly homeless and the value of affordable housing came clearly into focus. That was thirteen years ago. Having an affordable apartment and support felt even more critical when her […]

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