CHT: New apartments to open in South Burlington at the end of September

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Champlain Housing Trust The new Braeburn Apartments on Williston Road in South Burlington are poised to open at the end of September. Crafted out of the former Ho-Hum Motel, these 20 apartments will soon be home to people who previously had no permanent housing as part of our efforts to address the significant homelessness challenges Vermont faces.

CHT acquired the Ho-Hum back in the fall of 2020 with a grant from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund administered through the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board. CHT operated the property as a quarantine and isolation motel for about two years before beginning the transformation to permanent housing last winter

Additional funds for the conversion to apartments were provided by VHCB, the National Housing Trust and the City of South Burlington’s American Rescue Plan Act (also known as ARPA) allocation. CHT received energy incentives through 3E Thermal. 2nd Gen Builders was the general contractor for the job.

One of the benefits of this conversion was being able to create these 20 apartments at a lower cost. At less than $185,000 per apartment, they are much less than half of the price of what a newly built apartment would cost.

Residents will move in at the end of September or beginning of October. Resident services staffing will be on site to support them and connect residents to available services.

In the last twelve months, CHT has helped more than 200 households move out of homelessness.

Big crowd for open house at the former Ho-Hum in South Burlington, now Braeburn Apts with 20 new homes for people moving out of homelessness.
 
 

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