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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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Susan's Fund

On Friday, April 3, 2020 Susan Ainsworth-Daniels passed away following complications from a surgery. Susan worked at CHT for 30 years providing support for both residents and staff alike. It’s hard to overstate how much a loss for our community this is, and how many people’s lives are better because of Susan’s work.

Her career with CHT started with the Lake Champlain Housing Development Corporation before its merger with the Burlington Community Land Trust. She was a social worker in every sense. Approachable, never judgmental, creative, charismatic, a sense of humor, and with an understanding of the gravity of life’s challenges. She was a teacher, a mentor, and irreverent. She saw us in ways that made us feel connected, valued, and human. Her signature greeting was, “It’s YOU!”

Susan’s ability to help people through rough patches was a gift to us all. She especially loved supporting social work interns, and with the blessing of her family we’ve established “Susan’s Fund” to carry on her exceptional work by giving the next generation of social workers an opportunity to learn in the field, and in her footsteps.

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