World Habitat Awards Recognize Champlain Housing Trust
The Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) is a finalist for the World Habitat Awards, sponsored by the Building and Social Housing Foundation, an international organization dedicated to innovation in affordable housing. The Awards are part of the United Nations’ World Habitat Day and recognize “practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.” CHT’s Community Land Trust model – the largest and among the oldest in the country – was selected as a finalist because of the way it brings housing opportunity to low- and moderate-income households while creating homes that are permanently affordable. Additionally, CHT’s emphasis on community ownership of the Trust through its mission and governance structure was a key feature of its application. CHT is the only organization in the United States, and one of only two in North America, to be a finalist for the annual award. “We are thrilled to receive this attention for our work,” said Brenda Torpy, CEO of the Champlain Housing Trust. “We are excited to show the judges just how effective our model of affordable housing is.”
For more information about the World Habitat Awards, visit www.worldhabitatawards.org.The Champlain Housing Trust manages and stewards over 2,100 permanently affordable homes in northwestern Vermont. Visit www.champlainhousingtrust.org for more information.