Champlain Housing Trust has purchased the Days Inn in Shelburne, the second major acquisition in December and eighth lodging establishment it has purchased since 2013. These properties, spread across six municipalities in Chittenden County, are serving a variety of purposes ranging from a facility for people escaping domestic violence, to the State’s Covid-19 isolation […]
This morning the Building Homes Together campaign launched its second five year targets for making Chittenden County’s housing market healthier, more equitable, and more affordable. Supported by over 125 local leaders, the campaign’s goals include creating 5,000 new homes, with 1,250 permanently affordable, over the next five years. The new homes would include a combination […]
Great news! CHT received a $500,000 grant from NeighborWorks America to support our signature shared equity homeownership program. The grant, just one of two made nationwide, will extend affordable homeownership opportunity to 40 households and keep those homes affordable for subsequent buyers over time. This program was recognized with a United Nations World Habitat Award […]
An exciting day! Yesterday, CHT closed on the purchase of TownePlace Suites in Williston and plans to convert the hotel to 72 apartments affordable to people with a mix of incomes. The property was purchased from the Williston Inn Group, Inc. for $13,450,000. “We are looking forward to adding new affordable apartments to Williston and […]
October is National Co-op Month – the perfect time to highlight and celebrate CHT’s cooperative housing! Most of us understand what renting or owning a home means; cooperative housing is a third housing option. Co-op members are both residents and shareholders of their property. They work together to keep their property and community running well, […]
The lack of access to homeownership for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) has been no accident. In the United States several policies such as exclusionary zoning, discriminatory lending and real estate practices, redlining, and others based in racism prevented BIPOC homeownership. Vermont hasn’t been immune: white Vermonters are almost three times more likely […]
Chittenden County housing and regional planning leaders announced the conclusion of a five year outreach, education, and advocacy campaign focused on the production of much needed housing in the county. The Building Homes Together campaign pushed for 3,500 new homes between 2016 and 2020, with 700 of them permanently affordable to low-income households. Over […]
Button Up Your Home! Fall is a great time to prepare your home for cold weather. Here are some tips to make your home more enjoyable, help save you money, remove potential hazards, and prevent costly repairs. Remove Air Conditioners Remove all window air conditioners before the weather turns cold, and no later than […]
August 16, 2021 Construction is underway on our newest Shared Equity housing development: Butternut Grove. Once completed, the project will add 20 three-bedroom affordable homes for sale on Malletts Bay Avenue in the “Onion City.” Butternut Grove adds a twist to already complex real estate development by employing New Market Tax Credits as part of […]
What a great night at the ballpark for our first ever Members’ Movie Night! We had 200 attend and gather in the outfield for a showing of “Moana.” Lots of family fun. Thanks to the Vermont Lake Monsters for hosting us!
We had a great time at the Old North End Community Center during The Ramble, where CHT sponsored Juniper Creative Arts to lead the community co-creation of an amazing piece of art. Scan through the slide show above to see some of the fun!
Champlain Housing Trust will host the first-ever, Members’ Movie Night on Thursday, August 5th at Centennial Field in Burlington. It has been a long time since we’ve been able to gather our membership in person, and while we still are not able to have our usual picnic, we are excited to host this all new […]