Affordable Apartments

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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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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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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MacKenzie Scott Makes $20 Million Gift

Posted on September 27, 2023 By

CHAMPLAIN HOUSING TRUST ANNOUNCED TODAY that it has received a $20 million donation – the largest in its nearly 40 years of operations – from philanthropist and writer MacKenzie Scott through her philanthropic fund, Yield Giving. The gift will be used to advance CHT’s mission to support the people of northwest Vermont and strengthen their communities […]

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Braeburn Apartments to Open

Posted on September 10, 2023 By

The new Braeburn Apartments on Williston Road in South Burlington are poised to open at the end of September. Crafted out of the former Ho-Hum Motel, these 20 apartments will soon be home to people who previously had no permanent housing as part of our efforts to address the significant homelessness challenges Vermont faces. CHT […]

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Partnerships Support Resident Engagement and Community

Posted on August 15, 2023 By

  CHT’s Resident Engagement Manager Kristen Ciambella loves planning activities and events at our properties to foster and grow a sense of community that allow residents to get out of the house, meet new neighbors and see longtime friends. These gatherings also offer time for residents to talk in person with CHT staff and expand […]

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CHT Brings New Life to Historic Barracks in Colchester

Posted on August 14, 2023 By

  CHAMPLAIN HOUSING TRUST and our development partner Evernorth will redevelop three vacant buildings in Colchester recently purchased from St. Michael’s College who used them as dorms and offices. These beautiful buildings, part of the Fort Ethan Allen Historic District, were initially constructed as military barracks and CHT plans to convert them into 65 affordable […]

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Good Neighbors

Posted on July 20, 2023 By

Good Neighbors Having a Quiet Home to Rest and Relax is Essential to this Resident of Avenue Apartments   [Note: On August 12, 2023, Ahmed Omar died in his sleep unexpectedly. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends. A GoFundMe page has been set up to support them in this difficult time.] Ahmed […]

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