Dear CHT Member,

Happy summer! In addition to taking time to enjoy Vermont's natural beauty, we have been looking ahead and making plans for the future.

We launched the Homeownership Equity Program which provides a range of new initiatives to support homeownership for Black, Indigenous, and people of color households. This program includes down payment assistance, available to BIPOC CHT shared equity home buyers who are purchasing their first home. Please watch the short video posted below with more details from Director of Home Ownership Julie Curtin.

Staff and the Board have been engaged in strategic planning – that’s a picture of us at our two day retreat last month. The process includes incorporating ideas and feedback from staff, residents, and community partners. We will share the plan when it is complete this fall.

The picnic is back! Please sign up for the Members' Day Picnic! It's a day to celebrate community with members and residents, with plenty of food and fun activities. We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 20th at North Beach!
Michael Monte, CEO
P.S. We send gratitude to Main Street Landing in Burlington for donating free parking spots for our tenants at Waterfront Apartments while we make repairs to the building. Thanks, Main Street Landing!
New BIPOC Down Payment Program
In this video, Director of Home Ownership Julie Curtin shares details about the new BIPOC down payment assistance, which is available to eligible CHT shared equity home buyers. Champlain Housing Trust is the first in the nation to set up this Special Purpose Credit Program to address historically racist systems that prevented homeownership opportunities for generations of BIPOC households.
Sign Up for CHT's Members' Day Picnic!
We are so excited to be hosting a picnic this year so we can see everyone! Please sign up and join us for the Members' Day Picnic at North Beach, Saturday, August 20th from 11:00am to 1:30pm. CHT will provide FREE food, kid-friendly activities, and music! For information, to request an accommodation, or to sign-up, click the link below.

Summertime Community Building
Whether it's a fun day at the beach, a day in the garden or a leadership training program, CHT residents are busy! See all the ways people are getting involved this summer!

Pictured are kids from Winchester Apartments in Colchester lining up for a day of fun with the DREAM program as they head to North Beach for the day.

Voter Information for August Election
Your vote is your voice! Tuesday, August 9th is Vermont's primary election where voters choose candidates that will represent their parties on the ballot in November. Many elected roles are open so there are important choices on the ballot. Early/absentee voting has started and polls will be open 7am - 7pm on August 9th. See the voter information and resources we've put together so you can vote and be heard!

Full-Time AmeriCorps Positions Available at CHT
Our HomeOwnership Center is seeking a Home Education Coordinator and a Shared Equity Coordinator. These 11+ month positions start Sept. 12, 2022 and engage with the community to help coordinate CHT’s services and programs. Pictured are Allison and Chrissy, two former CHT AmeriCorps staff members!

Applications accepted until positions are filled. To see these job postings and apply, visit our Career Page.
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