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Save the Date: “Home Sweet Housing Co-op: Affordability, Community, and Self-Determination” –

Save the Date and Prepare to Be Intrigued! “Home Sweet Housing Co-op: Affordability, Community, and Self-Determination” On Saturday, October 3rd, from 3 to 5pm, come learn about housing cooperatives in Burlington, around the state, and in Montreal. To celebrate National Cooperatives Month and foster Burlington’s discussion of housing needs, Champlain Housing Trust and the Mobile Home Program of CVOEO will present this public forum, held at Contois Auditorium in Burlington’s City Hall. Housing co-ops offer the control and security of owning, without the financial challenge of getting a mortgage. Like other co-op businesses, housing co-ops are owned and democratically run by their members. They have run successfully in Burlington for over 20 years and in Montreal for over 30. Speakers will include member-owners of apartment co-ops in Burlington; mobile home co-ops in Chittenden County, and housing co-ops in Montreal. Note: We hope to also offer an information fair about all kinds of co-ops – from grocery co-ops and credit unions to brewing co-ops, utility co-ops, worker co-ops and more – in the Contois lobby before the forum.

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