September and October Awards of CARES Act Funding
The following applications for Coronavirus Relief Funds were :
Champlain Housing Trust - Ho Hum Motel, South Burlington
Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) will acquire the Ho Hum Motel on Williston Road in South Burlington to provide temporary lodging, services, and meals for homeless individuals or those who cannot self-isolate where they are living who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or who have tested positive. Earlier this year, at the request of the Vermont Agency of Human Services, CHT allowed the State to use another CHT property, Harbor Place in Shelburne, as a COVID isolation site. CHT has transitioned Harbor Place to once again provide emergency accommodations for homeless households.
Lamoille Housing Partnership - Evergreen Mobile Home Park Modular Home, Hardwick
The Lamoille Housing Partnership (LHP) will purchase and install two net-zero-energy modular homes at the Evergreen Manor Mobile Home Park in Hardwick. The homes will be available to the Lamoille Valley Housing and Homeless Coalition for housing homeless households with services and financial supports. LHP owns and manages the 32-lot park. In 2016, they placed 13 similarly energy efficient modular homes at the park for rental units.
ANEW - Purchase of the Champlain Inn in Burlington to establish a low-barrier shelter to offer free rooms year-round, housing up to 50 people in the 33-unit motel. The property also includes a 2,800 square foot house that will provide space for on-site services, group meetings, and laundry facilities.