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HopeBuilders Breakfast

Attend one of our informational HopeBuilders breakfasts to learn more about the Champlain Housing Trust and the affordable housing work we do in northwestern Vermont.

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Burlington Community Land trust (BCLT) and Lake Champlain Housing Development Corporation (LCHDC) were each founded in 1984 with the financial support of the city of Burlington in partnership with neighboring communities and citizen groups. 

BCLT focused on neighborhood improvement and expanding homeownership and LCHDC focused on rental housing production. Both groups were charged with producing and maintaining permanently affordable housing - be it rental or homeownership - for low income individuals and families. By merging in 2006, they combined their strengths to form Champlain Housing Trust to comprehensively serve the affordable housing and community development needs of Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Permanent affordability and community ownership through our membership structure are hallmarks of the community land trust model that BCLT developed and modeled nationally and that we proudly carry forward in CHT.

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Vermont Gas came out this week for a gas leak outside and they fixed it and checked inside too. They said there is no charge to come because they want people to call for leaks! They were super nice and showed me an alert signal code on my heater and explained how I could monitor the problem to determine the type of error my heater is having. Then I was told about a service I can pay that covers repairs for labor and many parts, as well as an annual inspection during off season months for $140 annually. I signed up for it.

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