Don't miss this opportunity to come check out a Zero-Energy Modular (ZEM) home in Monkton! Appraised at $123,000, this 3br/1ba home comes with $76,500 in grants through ACCT, bringing the purchase price down to just $46,500. That translates to an approximate monthly cost of about $950 including utilities! Full details available at https://www.addisontrust.org/news--events/highly-affordable-and-energy-efficient-vermod-for-sale, and download this info sheet for more info on income guidelines and monthly costs.
ACCT has several units available for which our waitlists have been exhausted, meaning that we are accepting new applications for these vacancies (links to Zillow listings with photos):
Highly affordable and energy-efficient Vermod for sale through Addison County Community Trust's Shared Equity Program. This well-maintained three-bedroom modular home built in 2014 is located in a small quiet park within an easy commute to Burlington as well as Middlebury, Bristol, and Vergennes. Ten-inch walls and a super-efficient heat pump keep this home toasty warm in winter and cool in summer. The CERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) provides not only heat but also A/C and dehumidification! Easy one-level living, with open plan kitchen/living/dining room. At one end of the home, you will find a private master bedroom with double closets and adjacent bath, conveniently separated from two smaller bedrooms at the other end. Energy-efficient windows let in lots of light while keeping out the cold. Ready to move right in!
Just appraised for $123,000, this home is being offered through ACCT's Shared Equity Program for $46,500 to income-qualified buyers. More info available on ACCT's website at http://www.addisontrust.org/shared-equity-program.html and by downloading this info sheet.
Are you a mobile home park resident confused about how to file your HS-122 to have your property taxes income-adjusted? Just looking for help with your taxes? There are volunteers who will help you do your taxes for free!
Thanks to the generous support of this community, we met our matching goal! Neagley Chase matched $1,000 of donations, RK Miles matched $1,000, and Silver Maple Construction matched $500, bringing $2,500 in donations up to $5,000. And, we raised $2,010 on top of that!
Because of your support, we are able to make it possible for our local family, friends, and neighbors to have an affordable home.
A home where they can keep their family safe and healthy.
Where they can take pride and thrive—maybe save up for college or simply not have to choose between paying rent and putting dinner on the table.
Where they can reduce their carbon footprint by living in energy-efficient properties near job centers, reducing their commute and contributing to our vibrant downtown economies.
Where seniors can live as independently as possible with their own place to call home and programs like SASH to help them stay healthy—physically, emotionally, and socially.
Your donation doesn’t just provide housing: it builds homes!
For the past 37 years Mary’s Restaurant at Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol has been serving a FREE Christmas dinner for Addison County residents. The dinner is targeted for low-income and elderly Addison County residents, but it is open to all. This year, it will be held Sunday, December 15 (see below for more info).
FREE ACTR transportation is available to those needing a ride. ACTR is asking riders to please call by noon on Thursday the 12th to reserve their ride. We want to make sure we have enough seats for everyone who wants to attend!
The Meadows 11:30am
Academy St Hub 11:42
John Graham Shelter 12:05pm
Armory Lane Housing 12:08
Bristol Green 12:30
Mary’s Restaurant 12:40
Return transportation also provided as soon as all diners in our group have been served.
Do you enjoy working with people, supporting communities, and getting your hands dirty? ACCT is partnering with the Vermont Community Garden Network and Housing Vermont to hire a part-time seasonal Garden Coordinator to help out at our properties with community gardens by supporting residents in their gardening endeavors. Community gardens have many health benefits from increased food security to enhanced community and social connections. The position is sponsored by the Vermont Community Garden Network. Visit http://vcgn.org/get-involved/jobs/ for more info and to apply!
Back in October, ACCT (along with Northern Daughters Art Gallery and CSAC) co-sponsored a screening of "Beyond Hoarding" at Vergennes Opera House presented by John Graham Housing and Services and the Hoarding Task Force. In addition to covering the costs of the screening, the event also raised over $100 for the Hoarding Task Force transfer station fees fund. As many as 2,000 people in Addison County are currently struggling with hoarding disorder. 47 people came out to the screening on a Sunday afternoon, a testament to how many lives are touched by this difficult issue. ACCT is working to support events like this and partners with the Hoarding Task Force to try to affect better outcomes for residents who might have a hoarding issue jeopardizing their housing, as hoarding is a leading cause of eviction besides non-payment of rent.
There is help in Addison County, accessible to all, regardless of their financial situation! Reach out to Ellen Repstad; firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information, to make a referral, or if you are interested in joining the taskforce. All are welcome!
ACCT staff members share news and information about upcoming events.