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 due to the high cost of living in northwest Vermont, this renovation will help more people gain access to safe shelter and social services.
The creation of single-occupancy bedrooms are designed to add more comfort and dignity for residents, in hopes that the added stability will help people find more permanent housing.
“Tim’s House provides vital shelter in St. Albans. We are really excited to renovate this space and create more bedrooms for community members who are unhoused,” said CHT CEO Michael Monte.
A $750,000 grant from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board will pay for the renovation which is scheduled to begin in September 2022 and continue through the end of the year. As part of the agreement, which was finalized on July 1, 2022, CHT will manage the logistics as the building owners, while CVOEO will manage services and programs to support residents.
Tim’s House, formerly Samaritan House, has been serving individuals experiencing homelessness since 1993.