Affordable Apartments

Celebrating 40 Years and a Look Back at How CHT Started

Posted on May 9, 2024 By

Champlain Housing Trust is 40 years old! We are thrilled to share a look back highlighting how we got started and the lasting change we’ve made in this video by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Then as […]

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A Home with a Lake View

Posted on May 6, 2024 By

A Home with a Lake View Late in 2019, Rose and Michael Jerome toured a Champlain Housing Trust apartment on King Street in Burlington. After years spent bouncing from one place to another, they walked into the vacant 4th floor apartment at 88 King Street ready to find a home they could stay in for […]

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Post Apartments Add Affordable Homes to Downtown Burlington

Posted on May 2, 2024 By

Champlain Housing Trust is redeveloping the site of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building on South Winooski Avenue in downtown Burlington. The demolition of the current building, scheduled for June, makes way for 38 new permanently affordable apartments, with five set aside for unhoused Veterans. The redevelopment, done in partnership with Evernorth and with […]

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My Journey to Homeownership & CHT Board Service

Posted on April 29, 2024 By

My Journey to Homeownership & CHT Board Service Issouf Ouattara is a Champlain Housing Trust Board member and shared equity homeowner who wrote and shared the following remarks at our fundraiser luncheon in November 2023. Good afternoon, everyone! My name is Issouf Ouattara, and I am a CHT Board member. I work at UVM as […]

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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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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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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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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, released a video and 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 policies […]

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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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Bay Ridge: A New Neighborhood in Shelburne

Posted on October 17, 2023 By

When Champlain Housing Trust purchased the Econo Lodge on Shelburne Road in 2013 and began operating it as Harbor Place, there was always the idea that the property had a different future. That future is now. The acquisition of the former Days Inn across Shelburne Road allowed CHT to move Harbor Place’s emergency housing operations […]

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