UPDATE 5/15/23: How a House Becomes a CHT Home
You may remember a couple months ago when we launched a new blog series about how a house becomes a CHT home. If not, you can read the first post in the series here. (TL;DR: Because of Chapel Hill's [...]
CHT Homeowners Speak Out
This past Wednesday, April 26, three Community Home Trust homeowners took advantage of the opportunity to thank Chapel Hill Town Council for their support of affordable housing during the public comment portion of the Council’s regular meeting. At every [...]
Spring Has Sprung at The Landings!
Spring is here and now so are fresh flowers and herbs at The Landings at Winmore! On this year’s annual survey of residents at Community Home Trust's affordable apartments at The Landings, several residents mentioned that they would like [...]
By Ivelisse Mercado, Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator I had the privilege of attending Racial Equity Institute (REI) Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Latinx Challenges workshop earlier this year. REI was founded and grew out of Greensboro, NC and has [...]
Coffee and Conversation with Camille and CHT
On Sunday, March 19, Chapel Hill Town Council member and former CHT staff member Camille Berry met with CHT residents to talk about how and why to engage with local government. Over coffee and muffins, residents asked questions and shared [...]
A Story About a House
By Daniele Berman, CHT Marketing and Communications Manager As a child, one of my favorite books was “The Little House” by Virginia Lee Burton. First published in 1942 and the recipient of the Caldecott Medal in 1943, the book [...]
Board AND Homeowner Stories: Meet Ava Wellington, Board Chair
“It’s a quiet, reserved community, with many ‘wiser’ residents,” says Ava Wellington of her Meadowmont neighborhood, Greenway. “It’s prime real estate!” Ava has owned her Community Home Trust home since she moved to North Carolina from California in 2015. [...]
Racial Equity Institute Reflections
Last week, the entire Community Home Trust staff participated in Racial Equity Institute's two-day Phase 1 Racial Equity Workshop, some as alumni of the program, and others for the first time. The website describes the course this way: "REI’s [...]
Help Us Welcome New Board Member, Joan Rose!
“Home is a place to really feel settled. It’s a place to feel safe and protected and comfortable and happy to be in. It’s a place to welcome friends and family. It’s a place where I feel like my [...]
MLK Day Reflections
By Ivelisse Mercado, Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dedication to using his voice to impact and spark change permanently affects American history. He is an icon for social justice, equity, and community. There are [...]
‘Tis the Season — to Protect Your Pipes from Freezing!
The cold snap at the end of last year found many people scrambling to protect their most important investment: their home. While the weather has warmed up this week, it's likely we'll see more cold weather before this winter [...]
CHT Staff Binge Recommendations
Got some time off coming up? Maybe you’re looking for your next great binge? We asked our staff members what they’re binge watching, reading, or listening to these days. Here are some of their recommendations: Community Manager Felicia Stroud [...]