Dear CHT Member,

About a week ago, New England Federal Credit Union announced an historic $3 million gift to Champlain Housing Trust focused on improving access to homeownership for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). This lack of access is no accident. Fewer BIPOC households have had the opportunity to experience the security homeownership brings, much less build wealth. This is a transformative gift from NEFCU, and we are thankful.

This support comes at a time where our housing market is also stressed due to Covid-19, the impact of out-of-state buyers, low vacancy, and rapid rise of property values. We documented this in our Building Homes Together campaign report, which certainly demonstrates we have more work ahead.

For a limited time, financial assistance for renters and homeowners is still available. We encourage those who may qualify to apply now. A CHT housing counselor will assist you if you need it.

Please stay safe!
Michael Monte, CEO
NEFCU Gift Supports BIPOC Homeownership
A transformative $3 million dollar gift from New England Federal Credit Union will support new initiatives to tackle the ongoing inequity in homeownership.

CHT will use the funds to support and increase access to homeownership for Black, Indigenous and People of Color households, working with BIPOC-led organizations.

Building Homes Together Completes 5 Year Campaign
The Building Homes Together campaign completed its five year outreach, education, and advocacy campaign and while the campaign did lead to the creation of nearly 3,700 new homes, it fell short of its affordable housing production goal. The final results highlight just how challenging our current housing market is, and is a call to redouble our efforts.

Diversity Speaker Series Event at Flynn Theater
On October 29th at 6 p.m. the Greater Burlington Multicultural Center is hosting The Impact of George Floyd's Death on Race Relations with speaker Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd. The evening will include a panel discussion and community Q & A. CHT is a sponsor of this event, we hope you'll join us at the Flynn Theater to learn more about how the death of George Floyd has impacted race relations both nationwide and in our region.

Celebrate Cooperative Housing During National Co-op Month

At CHT's six housing cooperatives, members aren't just residents - they're also shareholders, working together to keep their community running strong.

“I love being here.”
Jodi Cota, Rose Street Artists’ Co-op

During National Co-op Month, read how this radical housing model empowers members to create a sense of community.

Take the Community Health Needs Assessment
Your input is important! Champlain Housing Trust and more than 25 local organizations are working together to support The University of Vermont Medical Center in conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to understand the health needs of communities and we want to hear from you!

If you live in Chittenden or Grand Isle Counties, please take this 10-minute survey (available in 10 languages) by Friday, Oct. 15th. Your input is important!

Monthly giving helps CHT provide people secure an affordable home and access resources. Think of a recurring monthly gift as a little extra rent or mortgage payment so that CHT can help those struggling to meet their monthly bills

As inspiration — or motivation — our friends at NorthCountry Federal Credit Union will make a $50 gift to CHT for anyone who signs up as a monthly donor.

Thanks for your support! CHT and monthly donors, together with NorthCountry FCU, are giving a helping hand to neighbors who need it.
Join Our Team!
Champlain Housing Trust is growing and we want you to join our team!

Named by Vermont Business Magazine as one of the "Best Places to Work in Vermont," CHT is a socially responsible employer offering competitive pay and benefits.

Visit our career page to learn more about open positions.
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