Congratulations to the Champlain Housing Trust for their win in the Allstate/Atlantic Media Renewal Awards! CHT’s affordable, shared equity homeownership program was selected as one of six awardees in the competition, which honors innovative approaches to issues that affect communities nationwide. For more on the Renewal Awards click here for an article from Vermont Business Magazine. Below is an excerpt:
As Iowa voters gear up to decide whose vision for America they support, six organizations, including Champlain Housing Trust in Burlington, were honored with the Allstate/Atlantic Media Renewal Awards for innovative local approaches to pressing issues affecting communities across the country. The awards will were presented Tuesday at a summit on social innovation at Drake University. The six winners, who were identified after a year-long national search and through the Atlantic Media editorial series, represent some of America’s best social innovators. Their efforts confirm a recent National Journal/Allstate Heartland Monitor Poll that found 69 percent of Americans believe that solutions to the country’s biggest economic and social challenges will most likely come from state or local institutions. Winners, who were profiled by Atlantic Media, were selected from 230 publicly nominated organizations. Judging criteria included the ability to replicate the program in other communities, and the current and future impact of the program. Winners will each receive a $10,000 grant from Allstate to further their work. “The commitment and creativity demonstrated by these leaders truly embody the spirit of our Renewal Awards,” said Thomas Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer, Allstate Insurance Company. “We often talk about national problems, but these organizations represent local solutions at work. They are renewing America from the ground up and empowering individuals to live a good life. We are proud to support their efforts.”
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