Project gallery


Our members are involved with a number of vital, innovative housing projects to help meet Vermont's demand for affordable housing. Here are some examples:

Armory Lane Senior Housing, Vergennes

Opened in March 2012 in Vergennes, the Armory Lane property offers 25 one- and two-bedroom rental units to low- to moderate-income elderly residents. The new Medicare-funded program Services and Support at Home (SASH), aimed at keeping seniors housed rather than in a hospital or nursing home, helps Armory Lane offer quality care to its residents. The building has a full-time service coordinator and an on-site team, including a home health specialist, mental health specialist, and a nurse who is on site ten hours each week. This helps foster a sense of community, as it keeps residents healthy and turnover low. Armory Lane Housing also serves as a meal site twice a week.

Partner(s): Addison County Community Trust, Housing Vermont

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Whitcomb Terrace, Essex Jct.

Located just off Route 15 in Essex Junction, Whitcomb Terrace is next door to St. Lawrence Catholic Church and just minutes from Fletcher Allen Health Care's Fanny Allen Campus and St. Michael's College. The apartments at Whitcomb Terrace are designed to provide people of all ages and incomes the opportunity to live in housing that meets accessible design standards. Often referred to as barrier-free or universal design, the goal is to maximize the flexibility of the space to benefit all residents regardless of their physical abilities. Although preference is given to persons under the age of 62 requiring a fully accessible apartment, Whitcomb Terrace serves a mix of disabled and non-disabled residents. Whitcomb Terrace opened in 2005.

Partner(s): Cathedral Square Corp.
Funding source(s): Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund 2003 LP

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Bianchi Block Apartments, Montpelier

This development consists of six one-bedroom and two two-bedroom apartments in a three story 1907 building on Bianchi Block in Montpelier. It was a $1.75 million refurbish by CVCLT. The building has previously been home to an auto parts store as well as granite worker housing and social clubs over the years.

Partner(s): Central Vermont Community Land Trust
Funding source(s): 12 different local, state and federal sources.

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Callahan Housing Limited Partnership, Burlington

Callahan housing supplies families with housing in this rehabilitated building. 28 unites consisting of 5 efficiency units, 8 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units, and 3 three-bedroom units were completed in 2007.

Partner(s): Champlain Housing Trust
Funding source(s): Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund II

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King Street Housing, Burlington

New construction, family residence that houses 2 studio units, 16 1-bedroom units, and 2 2-bedroom units located in a mixed use structure. King Street Housing is also home to the Champlain Housing Trust office. These 20 units were completed in 2009.

Partner(s): Champlain Housing Trust
Funding source(s): Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund III, LP

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O'Dell Parkway, South Burlington

Partner(s): Champlain Housing Trust
Funding source(s): Apollo Housing Capital, Inc.

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Rose Street Cooperative, Burlington

Located in Burlington's Historic Old North End District, the Rose Street Artists' Housing Co-op provides 12 apartments for studio and living space, a gallery, and community space to its artist resident members.

Partner(s): Champlain Housing Trust
Funding source(s): HV Nonprofit, TD Bank, FHLB Affordable Housing Program, LIHTC, HOME Program, VHCB funding, Burlington CEDO

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Round Barn Apartments, Grand Isle

Located on Faywood Road in beautiful Grand Isle, this property opened in April 2005 and offers 24 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments for seniors looking to live independently. Rents are based on household income with rental assistance available. (Income limits: one person $26,450, two people $30,250.) The building has a full-time SASH coordinator.

Partner(s): Champlain Housing Trust

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Shelburne Housing, Shelburne

A two-bedroom townhouse with washer/dryer hookups. Located in Shelburne. Tenants responsible for gas heat and electricity. Income limits: one person $31,740.00, two persons $36,300.00, three persons $40,800.00, four persons $45,360.00.

Partner(s): Champlain Housing Trust
Funding source(s): Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund 2003 LP

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City's Edge Condominiums, South Burlington

City's Edge condominiums is a 60-unit building that includes 31 homeownership units made permanently affordable through use of a shared appreciation model.

Partner(s): Champlain Housing Trust (previously BCLT), developers Eric Farrell and Dan Morrissey, realtor Bill Desautels of RE/MAX North
Funding source(s): Vermont Community Development Program, sponsored by the City of South Burlington; VHFA; Vermont Housing & Conservation Board; NeighborWorks(r) America; Wells Fargo Foundation

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Canal Street Housing, Winooski

This building features two-year transitional housing for homeless veterans, plus permanent affordable housing.

Partner(s): Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
Funding source(s): Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund IV, LP

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Stanislaus Apartments, West Rutland

The Stanislaus Apartments serve as an example of the feasibility of energy efficiency in historic buildings. Located at Barnes and Marble Streets in West Rutland, Stanislaus Apartments opened in 2011. Seventeen affordable family apartments were created in the former St. Stanislaus Kostka School and Convent, which were built in 1924 and lay abandoned by the 1970's. Project officials made extensive energy improvements, including installing solar panels on the roof, and succeeded in reducing the property's carbon footprint by 80%.

Partner(s): Housing Trust of Rutland County
Funding source(s): Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund IV, Merchants Bank, HOME Program, VHCB funding, LIHTC

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Main Street Mill, Richford

Partner(s): Housing Vermont
Funding source(s): Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund II, LIHTC

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Johnson Community Housing, Johnson

Partner(s): Lamoille Housing Partnership
Funding source(s): TD Bank, Union Bank, HOME Program, LIHTC

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Northgate, Burlington

Northgate Apartments in Burlington
represent the largest single subsidized apartment development in the state, with 336 units of housing, made perpetually affordable through a VHCB Housing Subsidy Covenant. The property is owned by the Northgate Residents Ownership Corporation, a resident-controlled organization, and represents a mixed-income, diverse, multi-generational community.

Partner(s): Northgate Residents' Ownership Cooperation
Funding source(s): VHCB funding, VHFA loan, HUD Flex Subsidy loan, LIHTC

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Salisbury Square, Randolph

Salisbury Square in downtown Randolph was redeveloped to provide 14 units of affordable rental housing as part of a neighborhood revitalization project. This site was formerly home to a furniture manufacturing facility, which then received brownfield funding to restore it as a historic village centerpiece.

Partner(s): Randolph Area Community Development Corporation
Funding source(s): Green Mountain Housing Equity Fund IV, Mascoma Savings Bank, VHFA Ventures Fund Loan, HOME Program, VHCB funding, LIHTC

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Proctorsville Green Housing Project, Proctorsville

The $3.7 million Proctorsville Green Housing project was successfully completed in February, 2008 and incorporates rental, homeownership and village commercial development into a single project.

The project grew from the Town of Cavendish's concern that rental units in the community were being converted to vacation use, primarily to serve Okemo Mountain skiers.

Sixteen permanently affordable rental apartments and four new homeownership townhouses were created in three separate locations. Two new units of rental housing and four new condominium units were built on land donated by the Town of Cavendish next to the existing Freeman House. The Pollard Block houses eight apartments and two commercial spaces, and four new townhouses were built for purchase.

Partner(s): Rockingham Area Community Land Trust and Housing Vermont

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Lakebridge, Newport

Opened in November 2012 in Newport, the Lakebridge properties offer 21 new and refurbished affordable units for families. Lakebridge sits at the former site of the 14-unit Sleeper Place housing complex, which had just 14 units. After renovation and construction, Lakebridge now consists of five energy efficient buildings that hold one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. The complex is conveniently located, with an RCT stop right nearby and the town center just one block away.

Partner(s): RuralEdge
Funding source(s): TD Bank, HOME Program, LIHTC, VHCB funding

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Passumpsic View Apartments, St. Johnsbury

Partner(s): RuralEdge

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Roaring Branch, Bennington

In October 2012, Shires Housing (formerly Regional Affordable Housing Corporation), Housing Vermont, and special guest Governor Peter Shumlin celebrated the addition of 26 affordable and energy efficient housing units for families in Bennington. Roaring Branch is a scattered site consisting of 14 new units on Roaring Branch Lane and 12 rehabilitated units on Benmont Avenue. The Benmont Avenue units were originally built in 1865 as housing for workers at the Holden-Leonard Mill. RAHC purchased them in 1993 and 1999 and completely gutted and renovated the interiors. Most units have two bedrooms, with a couple one- and three-bedroom apartments as well. Rents range from $575 to $870 including utilities. All units at both sites use solar panels to help heat hot water and other energy efficient aspects.

Partner(s): Shires Housing
Funding source(s): TD Bank, Bank of Bennington, HOME Program, LIHTC, VHCB funding, HUD, VHFA, VEIC, VT Department of Economic, Housing, and Community Development

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Westgate Apartments, Brattleboro

Partner(s): Westgate Housing Inc.

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Daly Shoe Building, Brattleboro

Windham & Windsor Housing Trust helped to convert the Daly Shoe Building from a manufacturing warehouse into 29 affordable apartments part of an adaptive reuse project.

Partner(s): Windham & Windsor Housing Trust

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Union Square Apartments, Windsor

This $9 million project was completed in November 2009, offering affordable housing for families in downtown Windsor at the corner of Union and Main. Formerly known as Armory Square, this apartment complex used to be housing for millworkers and had fallen into substandard condition. Windham and Windsor Housing Trust worked with Housing Vermont to create 58 spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, reducing it from 72 apartments. The units range from 805 to 1262 square units, with rents from $680 to $935. The properties also include 6 market rate units.

Partner(s): Windham and Windsor Housing Trust, Housing Vermont

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192 Canal Street, Brattleboro

Partner(s): Windham Housing Trust

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Butterfield Common, West Dover

Butterfield Common Elderly/Disabled Housing is one portion of a larger, intergenerational, mixed-income community. Seven townhouse-style rental units for families are complete, as are an additional four condominium units. The project also includes a community center. Butterfield Common is located on a six-acre parcel of land that was donated to WHT by Marlboro resident, Edie Mas.

Partner(s): Windham Housing Trust

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