Real Estate Development

CHT, partners and public officials celebrate groundbreaking in Shelburne

Posted on July 1, 2024 By

  Federal, State and local officials gathered today in Shelburne at the site of a former motel to announce the creation of a new neighborhood with nearly 100 permanently affordable homes and apartments. The new neighborhood, Bay Ridge, is being developed by Champlain Housing Trust in partnership with Evernorth. Bay Ridge will include 26 shared […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Residents Move In to Zephyr Place in Williston

Posted on December 13, 2022 By

Next week, 38 people who are currently unhoused will start to move into new homes at Zephyr Place, a former hotel in Williston. And in a few months, an additional 34 affordable apartments will be ready in a second building at this same location. “We purchased this property one year ago and we are excited […]

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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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Winooski Welcomes Butternut Grove Condos

Posted on August 16, 2021 By

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 […]

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Vermont Legislature Dedicates Record Amount for Housing

Posted on May 28, 2021 By

May 28, 2021 With the passage of a $7.3 billion budget for the State of Vermont, the Vermont Legislature appropriated $190 million in one-time funding from both State and Federal resources to address a variety of housing needs for struggling Vermonters. This allocation included $150 million allocated to Vermont by Congress through the American Rescue […]

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