Music Man

Posted on October 10, 2022 By

Music Man   Alban Malanda loves to connect with people. It’s one reason why he offered to serve as a member of Champlain Housing Trust’s Rental Resident Advisory Committee. He feels it’s important that residents have a place to advocate for themselves.  “That’s a place where my voice can easily be heard relating to some […]

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Building Wealth with Shared Equity

Posted on July 11, 2022 By

Building Wealth with Shared Equity   When asked her favorite thing about her home in Colchester, Molly Doherty has a quick answer. While she really appreciates the natural light and original hardwood floors, something else comes out first. “It’s mine!” Room by room, she is starting to make the third floor walk-up her own. She […]

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Felling Connected at Fort Ethan Allen

Posted on June 10, 2022 By

Feeling Connected at Fort Ethan Allen   Mary Wilson understands the value of having great neighbors. Before moving into her condo at Fort Ethan Allen, she was living with her daughter in the Adirondacks. One February morning, while her daughter was at work, Mary slipped and fell while walking in the driveway. Thankfully she wasn’t […]

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Members’ Day Picnic at North Beach

Posted on June 7, 2022 By

Please join us on Saturday, August 20th from 11:00am-1:30pm for our 2022 Members’ Day Picnic! We are so excited to connect with our membership in person at North Beach in Burlington. Bring your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of fun by the lake. Don’t forget to bring your appetite! There will be lots […]

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Sculpture Debuts at Garden Street Apartments

Posted on April 12, 2022 By

Garden Street Apartments

A shiny new outdoor sculpture on the brick wall near the front doors at Garden Street Apartments  now greets residents as they enter their homes. Filling out the space at nearly six feet tall and eight feet wide, “Winds of Fire” by Vermont artist Bruce Hathaway is hard to miss! The artist said he spent […]

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Putting Down Roots

Posted on February 1, 2022 By

Putting Down Roots Shared Equity Program helps build financial foundation   Andrea Solazzo loved living in Burlington’s Old North End. She enjoyed her job as gleaning coordinator at Vermont Foodbank and had lots friends in the area, and after 10 years of renting, she was ready to put down roots in her community. But she wasn’t sure […]

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Helping Others Helps Me

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Helping Others Helps Me Resident Board member finds passion for community involvement   When Antoinette Bennett-Jones was a new mother with her daughter, she found herself suddenly homeless and the value of affordable housing came clearly into focus. That was thirteen years ago. Having an affordable apartment and support felt even more critical when her […]

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Cultivating Community at Brookside

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Cultivating Community at Brookside Neighbors build community gardening together   Several times this summer Ginseng MacKay-Tisbert noticed a strange phenomenon in the community garden at Brookside, a quiet cul-de-sac in Colchester. “I would go to work on a project by myself and all of the sudden everyone would be there. Helping.” It was something that […]

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Finding Stability at Congress Street

Posted on September 14, 2021 By

Finding Stability at Congress Street Permanent housing means a brighter future   Cory Tedford felt like she had received an early Christmas present in December of 2020. That’s when she and fiancé Josh, and Cory’s service dog Leia, were able to move in to a motel room at Harbor Place in Shelburne. “It was life […]

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Financial Assistance To Pay Your Bills

Posted on May 28, 2021 By

Need Help Paying Your Bills? Many Vermonters are struggling due to the economic impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We want you to know about these programs for all eligible Vermonters who need help paying mortgage and/or utility bills. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are eligible. Mortgage & Utilities […]

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