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CHT to Launch Technical Assistance Program | 10-Dec-2020

Beginning in January, CHT will offer technical assistance to nonprofits in Vermont and beyond, with a new program led by outgoing CEO Brenda Torpy. Read More

CHT Buys Ho Hum Motel for Covid-19 Isolation and Quarantine | 12-Nov-2020

The motel will be able to serve up to 34 people with rooms to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Read More

Staff Promotions Announced | 12-Oct-2020

Cheryl Read will be the new Chief Financial Officer immediately, and Amy Demetrowitz will assume the Chief Operating Officer duties in January. Read More

CHT and Steps to End Domestic Violence Announce New Shelter and Expanded Services | 7-Oct-2020

Organizations secure property with CARES Act funding to comply with CDC guidance to prevent spread of Covid-19 and expand the ability to serve people in time of need Read More

Building Homes Together Releases Annual Progress Report | 05-Oct-2020

The Building Homes Together campaign is on pace to meet it's overall 3,500 goal of new homes over five years, but is falling short of the target that 20% of them are permanently affordable. Read More

Brenda Torpy to Step Down as CEO | 20-Jul-2020

CHT's Board announces that Brenda Torpy is stepping down after 30 years leading the organization, and that Michael Monte will become new CEO in January. Read More

New Programs to Help Struggling Vermonters with Housing Costs | 13-Jul-2020

Two new programs have been established by the State of Vermont to help people impacted by the pandemic, or those at risk of being impacted, with rent and mortgage assistance. Read More

Statement on the Violence Against Black and Brown People | 4-Jun-2020

CHT's Board passed Resolution 2020-044 last night, A Statement on the Violence Against Black and Brown People Read More

UPDATED | CHT Response to COVID-19 | 18-Apr-2020

UPDATED: CHT is preparing in multiple ways in concurrence with public health recommendations to address the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, and latest updates will be posted here. Read More

Harbor Place Becomes Isolation Motel in Response to Covid-19 | 22-Mar-2020

People who are homeless and exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus now have a place to live in isolation, helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Read More

Garden Street Apartments Open in South Burlington | 13-Jan-2020

City and State leaders clipped the ribbon on 60 new affordable apartments in South Burlington as part of a long-planned – and now coming to life – new City Center. Read More

Presentation: Could CLTs be the Answer to the Housing Crisis in the Global South? | 05-Nov-2019

Join us November 14 at 7pm at Contois Auditorium for an inspirational presentation and discussion with Dr. Theresa Williamson on how community land trusts are being used to lift up people in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Read More

CHT Opens New Affordable Apartments on Burlington’s Waterfront | 7-Oct-2019

Laurentide Apartments is part of a larger, mixed-use, mixed income neighborhood under development along with a new public park on 28 acres along North Avenue. In all, about 800 new homes will be constructed over the next several years. Read More

Report: New homes built in 2018, but affordability lags | 09-Sep-2019

A campaign to encourage housing production in Chittenden County is keeping apace of its overall production goals, but fears a gap between housing costs and wages is growing housing leaders announced today. Read More

CHT transfers property to Turning Point Center | 31-Jul-2019

CHT and Turning Point Center of Chittenden County announced the transaction which will preserve this community asset for nonprofit use in downtown Burlington. Read More

CHT closes on $8.8M financing for Old North End Community Center | 18-Apr-2019

Complex transaction including several lenders, investors, charitable gifts and tax credit program allows construction to commence during final fundraising campaign Read More

Pecor Family makes $500,000 gift to CHT's Old North End Community Center | 05-Apr-2019

Trey and Dominique Pecor have pledged $500,000 to CHT's Old North End Community Center capital campaign, leaving just $200,000 to raise in the $8 million project that is transforming the former St. Joseph School into a community center. Read More

CHT Responds to Prolonged Government Shutdown | 22-Jan-2019

The impact of the federal government shutdown is being felt by CHT and our residents, and will begin to be more acute. We will not evict tenants because the government fails to uphold its end of our contracts for rental subsidy. Read More

Brenda Torpy to Present at The Sanders Institute Gathering | 26-Nov-2018

CHT's Brenda Torpy will join progressive thinkers and activists from around the globe at the inaugural The Sanders Institute Gathering to participate in a discussion on how to address the nation's housing crisis. Read More

The McClure Torpy Building | 23-Oct-2018

CHT's headquarters in Burlington is dedicated to celebrate the philanthropy of the McClure family, and the longtime friendship and partnership of Brenda Torpy and Lois McClure. Read More

Building Homes Together Campaign Releases Results of First Two Years | 10-Oct-2018

The Building Homes Together campaign, joined by Congressman Welch, House Speaker Johnson, and Mayor Weinberger, announced it was meeting overall housing production targets but falling short of affordable housing goals. Read More

Construction Begins on Garden Apartments | 19-Sep-2018

Sixty new affordable apartments are to be built in South Burlington's new City Center. Snyder-Braverman Development Company break ground on new housing to be purchased and made affordable by Champlain Housing Trust and Housing Vermont. Read More

CHT Buys Dorset Commons in South Burlington | 15-Aug-2018

CHT purchases Dorset Commons, a 15-acre property in South Burlington with 105 apartments, to prevent displacement of the tenants and keep rent levels stable. Read More

KeyBank Makes Major Grant to Help End Chronic Homelessness | 26-Jun-2018

KeyBank Foundation committed $240,000 to CHT over three years to help eliminate chronic homelessness in Chittenden County and prevent evictions. Read More

Update on South Meadow Fire | 13-Jun-2018

Latest on the after effects of the fire on Saturday at South Meadow Read More

CHT Facilitates Composting at Fort Ethan Allen | 3-Oct-2017

CHT hosted a compost training for resident gardeners at Fort Ethan Allen over the weekend, as part of an effort to establish an on-site community compost at the 36-plot neighborhood garden, marking the celebration of NeighborWorks Week. Read More

Mixed Results for First Year of Building Homes Together Campaign | 27-Sep-2017

In its first year, the Building Homes Together campaign is on track for its goal of 3,500 new homes in Chittenden County by 2021, but is falling short of the goal to make 20% of them affordable. Read More

Agreement reached on affordable homeownership at Cambrian Rise | 06-Sep-2017

Champlain Housing Trust and Eric Farrell announced today that an agreement has been reached on the development of 30 affordable condominiums on the former Burlington College land now known as Cambrian Rise, the first of what is expected to be a two phase project leading to as many as twice as many condos made permanently affordable. Read More

CHT Buys St. Joseph School | 31-Jul-2017

CHT purchased the St. Joseph School on Allen Street in the Old North End from the St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Parish Charitable Trust for $2.15 million, with plans to create a community center Read More

Bel Aire Motel Converted to Apartments to House Homeless | 26-Jul-2017

The Champlain Housing Trust purchased the Bel Aire Motel in December, 2016 and converted the building to eight apartments. The University of Vermont Medical Center funded the entire purchase and renovations, and will support its operations. Read More

Vermont Budget Passes with Historic Affordable Housing Investment | 21-Jun-2017

The Vermont Legislature approved a budget that included funding for Gov. Scott's proposed $35 million housing bond. The bond is the biggest in Vermont's history. Read More

Homelessness Drops in Chittenden County for Third Straight Year | 01-May-2017

The Chittenden County Homeless Alliance announces a 12% drop in homelessness in the county this year, and a 45% drop in the last four years. Chronic homelessness was down 56% since 2015, and family homelessness was down 29%. Read More

Delta Dental Plan of Vermont Makes $60,000 Grant to Reduce Homelessness | 13-Feb-2017

The grant to the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance attempts to help make homelessness rare and brief. Read More

Bright Street Housing Co-op wins national award | 10-Feb-2017

Bright Street Housing Co-op one of six awardees nationwide for excellence in community development Read More

Champlain Housing Trust To Buy Burlington Motel to House Homeless | 09-Dec-2016

Investment from UVM Medical Center will lead to housing for 12 at the former Bel Aire Motel Read More

Harbor Place Guests Ruled Members of the General Public | 01-Dec-2016

Shelburne Development Review Board reaffirms that Harbor Place is a motel and, in fact, guests of Harbor Place are members of the general public. Read More

Community Meeting on St. Joseph's School | 21-Nov-2016

CHT will host a meeting on November 30 to discuss the future of St. Joseph's School as a community center. Read More

CHT Exceeds Governor’s Homelessness Goal | 15-Sep-2016

CHT's focus on housing people experiencing homelessness is making progress, with a decline in the numbers of people who are homeless. A review that showed 16% of all CHT's apartments housing these people in need, exceeding the State's goal of 15%. Read More

Video released demonstrating strategies to end homelessness | 12-Jul-2016

Collaborations are working to reduce homelessness in Chittenden County, and less expensive. A new video demonstrates how they work and the impact on one man's life. Read More

Building Homes Together Coalition Launched | 27-Jun-2016

A new coalition of nonprofits, businesses, private developers, financial institutions, state and local officials and funding agencies will work together to increase the production of housing in Chittenden County, supporting health communities and a vibrant economy. Read More

CHT wins national Renewal Award | 26-Jan-2016

CHT's shared equity homeownership program was selected to win a Renewal Award, recognizing its innovation Read More

CHT Purchases Apartments from UVM | 21-Jan-2016

CHT announced today the purchase of Ethan Allen Apartments from the University of Vermont. The 31 apartments will have no changes in short term, but provide affordable homeownership in the future. Read More

More than a simple gift of bread | 17-Nov-2015

Students at Renaissance School in Shelburne donated homemade bread to Harbor Place guests through an innovative program of King Arthur Flour. Read More

CHT is a finalist for national recognition | 24-Oct-2015

The Champlain Housing Trust's affordable homeownership program is a finalist in the Renewal Awards, presented by Atlantic Media and Allstate. Online voting will help determine the winner of a $10,000 award. Read More

Home Sweet Housing Co-op | 18-Sep-2015

On Saturday, October 3rd, hear leaders of housing cooperatives in Vermont and Montreal explain how their co-ops work and why they love them. Co-ops have operated in Burlington for over 20 years and in Montreal for over 30, and new ones continue to form. Read More

Survey for former Burlington College land | 9-Jun-2015

The public's input is requested for the design of development planned for the land formerly owned by Burlington College. CHT is working with the Vermont Land Trust, City of Burlington and the developer to collect public input. Read More

CHT Celebrates NeighborWorks Week | 6-Jun-2015

CHT was joined by NeighborWorks America's CEO, Paul Weech, and COO, Chuck Wehrwein to kick-off NeighborWorks Week in Shelburne with the installation of a new community garden. Read More

Response to safety concerns at Harbor Place | 13-May-2015

CHT understands the concerns of Shelburne residents and looks forward to engaging the community about the purpose and operations of Harbor Place. Read More

Shared Equity in National Publications | 23-Feb-2015

CHT's shared equity homeownership was recently featured in the National Journal, The Atlantic and CNN Money's website. Read More

A Love Letter | 13-Feb-2015

A resident dropped off a red rose and a love letter for us Read More

Our New Challenge | 16-Jan-2015

CHT is working to end chronic homelessness in northwestern Vermont, and our newest initiative is Beacon Apartments in South Burlington. Read More

Your Input Needed! | 10-Dec-2014

The State of Vermont is developing a plan that will guide their use of $10 million in Federal funding, and they'd like your input on setting their priorities. Read More

The Statewide Ripple Effect | 9-Nov-2014

Building and preserving affordable housing packs a big economic punch Read More

Opening Doors, Closing Gaps | 19-Oct-2014

Our lastest paper explores some causes of homelessness, and what we can do. Read More

A Place to Hang One's Hat | 05-Oct-2014

The third in our series of papers explores the connections between housing and jobs. Read More

The Importance of Place | 15-Sep-2014

The second in our series of papers explores the connections between housing and health. Read More

Putting the Pieces Together | 02-Sep-2014

A new white paper examines the links between affordable housing and education. Read More

We're Hiring a Junior Accountant | 03-Mar-2014

Join Champlain Housing Trust’s team in Burlington as a Junior Accountant. Read More

Housing For Everyone Award | 13-Nov-2013

Champlain Housing Trust, TD Charitable Foundation Announce $100,000 Housing for Everyone Award Read More

CHT & Saint Michaels College Agree to Transfer of Land | 08-Jul-2013

The Champlain Housing Trust and Saint Michael’s College announced today the sale of land currently leased to CHT along Route 15 in Colchester, Vermont. The parcel is home to Winchester Place, a mixed-income rental development with 166 apartments. The Champlain Housing Trust’s lease with the College was slated to expire in 2033, and this agreement preserves the affordability of the apartments on the site. The existing lease also made investment in the long term capital needs of the property difficult. Read More

New Housing Underway in Shelburne | 1-Aug-2013

Thursday afternoon brought together scores of interested onlookers as three local nonprofit housing developers were joined by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin to mark the beginning of construction of new housing in Shelburne village. Read More