Affordable Housing

Brenda Torpy to Receive Lifetime Leadership Award from VCRD

Posted on August 8, 2022 By

Brenda Torpy, founder and CEO of Champlain Housing Trust from  from 1991-2021, has given out more awards than we can count to recognize community members and CHT staff for their contributions to advance affordable housing and social services to support residents.  We are so pleased that on August 10th, 2022, at the 2022 Leadership Summit, […]

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CHT Staff Present at Grounded Solutions Network Conference

Posted on May 16, 2022 By

Champlain Housing Trust staff traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Grounded Solutions Network Conference. The two-day conference with more than 400 attendees focused on how to continue to make our cities and regions more equitable and inclusive through innovative housing policies, thoughtful housing programs, foundational organizing and community-led solutions. CHT’s Director of Home Ownership Julie […]

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Vista Apartments Brings 15 New Apartments to Franklin County

Posted on May 12, 2022 By

On May 9th,  Champlain Housing Trust purchased 15 new apartments called Vista Apartments on the site of the Cadillac Motel in St. Albans. Starting June 1, five of these newly constructed apartments will be rented to unhoused households in partnership with local service agencies in Franklin and Grand Isle counties, including Spectrum Youth and Family […]

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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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CHT Buys Hotel to Create 72 New Affordable Apartments

Posted on December 1, 2021 By

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 […]

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Celebrate National Co-op Month

Posted on October 6, 2021 By

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, […]

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Unfinished Business: Campaign Completes 5th Year with Stressed Housing Market

Posted on September 27, 2021 By

  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 […]

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