Vermont CLTs - Schumacher Center for New Economics


Addison County Community Trust
P.O. Box 311
Vergennes, VT  05491

Date Incorporated: 1989
Purpose: Smart growth, prevent excessively consumptive patterns of land use, fragmented landscapes, and restrictive means of transportation.
Land Holdings: 78 homes.
Additional Information: Holds both ground leases and conservation easements; Stewards 6,000 acres of conservation land; Manages an additional 228 rental units and  340 sites in nine mobile home parks.

Champlain Housing Trust
88 King Street
Burlington, VT 054021

Date Incorporated: 1984
Purpose: Neighborhood improvement and affordable homeownership.
Land Holdings: 565 homes.
Governance Notes: Bylaws
Additional Information: Largest community land trust in the US, with over 6,000 members; Provides a range of affordable housing opportunities including homeownership, rental apartments, and co-op housing.

PO Box 553
Putney, VT  05346

Date Incorporated: 1973
Purpose:  Increase land access and stewardship well into the future while also protecting the natural environment of the area.  They hope to further build upon the rural New England character.
Land Holdings:  385 acres of land in Southeastern Vermont and Southeastern New Hampshire. This includes 22 leaseholds which are home to 44 people. 
Additional Information:  Earthbridge CLT was first incorporated as the Abenaki Regional Land Trust and later changed its name after consulting with Abenaki tribe members. Some of the houses on the leased land are built  by the owners themselves.  

Windham & Windsor Housing Trust
68 Birge Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301