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Ice Cream at The Landings

It was hot and steamy on Friday -- a great day to enjoy ice cream with friends! Our tenants at The Landings at Winmore joined other Winmore neighbors for an ice cream social. What a fun event!

Homeowner Stories: Meet Nic

Nic is originally from Rocky Mount and came to Chapel Hill in 2008 to study Journalism and Mass Communications at UNC. After he graduated, he returned home to Rocky Mount but kept coming back to Chapel Hill -- and after 10 months, he decided to return permanently when he got an internship with The Conservation [...]

Oh, What a Night!

Thanks to so many of you who joined us for our 30th birthday Party on the Porch last week! We are loving seeing photos of your celebrations -- keep them coming! Just email them to Daniele at dberman@communityhometrust.org and use #happybirthdayCHT on social media!

All About Aura

What is Aura?  Aura is a project that is proposing to build almost 400 units of rental housing and approximately 59 units of homeownership in the form of 3-story townhomes on the corner of MLK Blvd. and Estes Drive. This is a critical spot in our town for affordable housing, including rental units. It sits [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Tina and Mike

Tina had lived in the same apartment complex in Chapel Hill for 30 years, and Mike for the 13 years that they'd been married. Though they're in their sixties now, they had always been renters. But it was through an event at the Seymour Center, which provides programs for seniors in Chapel Hill, that they [...]

Guest post: Rungs on the Homeownership Ladder

By Nancy Oates, former Chapel Hill Town Council member and longtime Community Home Trust supporter I left home as a teenager to make my way in the world, my head full of dreams, my heart full of ambition, and my bank account not full at all. Most of my earnings from the kind of job [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Lorna

Originally from Jamaica, Lorna came to Chapel Hill about 30 years ago. She's a 59-year-old housekeeper who works in the operating room at a local hospital. And as of this past December, she has been a Community Home Trust homeowner for one year. Lorna admits that working on the front lines during the pandemic, especially [...]

All Hands on Deck at Legion Road!

This past Saturday, almost all of our households at Legion Road were represented at a neighborhood spring cleaning project -- and the results were amazing! Take a look at the photos below to see what everyone accomplished: sanding, painting, planting, sign installing, and more! Beautiful work, team!

Board Retreat

This past Saturday, our Board of Directors spent the day at a virtual retreat. During their time together, they celebrated CHT’s successes over the past year, talked about this year’s celebration of our 30th birthday, and laid the groundwork for our work over the next five years. “It was a high-energy, encouraging, and extremely productive time together,” said Executive Director Kimberly [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Linda

The last time Linda owned a home was in 2008, with her then-husband. They lost their home that year, thanks to what she describes as a "bad mortgage," like so many other Americans. Not long after, she was a single mom, raising her teenage son alone. Now, in 2021, she lives in her dream home, [...]

Welcome, Calvin!

Last week, we welcomed a new member of the CHT team: Calvin Burton, our new Development and Donor Relations Manager. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategies and implementing programs to raise funds in support of CHT's mission and goals. Calvin hopes to have the opportunity to meet many of you soon, but [...]

Remembering Deanna

A year ago today, we lost a member of the Community Home Trust family. Deanna Carson began her work advocating for affordable housing in Orange County in 2007, and she was a valued member of the Community Home Trust team for more than eight years. As homeownership program manager, Deanna was responsible for preparing our [...]

Standing with Our AAPI Neighbors and Community Members

As our country is yet again wrestling with a very public and devastating hate crime, this time targeting members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Atlanta, our team at Community Home Trust is reminded of the power of words – both to harm and to heal – and the importance of putting our words into action. Racism and hate crimes are [...]

Happy Birthday, CHT!

It's our 30th birthday -- we know, we don't look a day over 29! *blushing* -- and we're planning a party on YOUR porch! Here's what you need to do to make sure you don't miss it: Save the date NOW: Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m. Start thinking about who you're inviting -- YOUR friends [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Ron

"For me, as a person of faith, I just kept thinking that if this is what God wants for me, it will happen." That's how Ron, who retired from his job at UNC Hospitals two years ago, thought about the process of applying to Community Home Trust and waiting to be eligible for a home. [...]

Stewardship and a Facelift

If you're a CHT homeowner, you may remember learning about our Stewardship Program during your contract meeting. Even if you're not a homeowner, you may have read about the program on our website and wondered what it was all about. Our Property Manager, Ian Morse, sums it up this way: "The Stewardship Program is a [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Jack and Chloe (and Wren!)

"Community Home Trust gave us an opportunity to get our feet under us, and when we eventually get to a point where we'll buy a home on the private market, we can pay it back to someone else who is where we were so they can get their start, too." That's how Jack describes how [...]

Laying the Foundation for a Stronger, Healthier Community

By Cheryl Parquet, Director of Community Relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina   Living in Carrboro for more than 25 years now, Sarah Scott has seen a lot of things change. But no change in her community has been as impactful for her family as her experience with Community Home Trust. “Before they took [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Kim

"I don't want to tell him what to do; I want to show him what to do. Anything that I expect him to want out of life, I have to do the same thing." That's how Kim, a CHT homeowner in Chapel Hill's Northside neighborhood, describes her homeownership experience: it's all about her 18 year [...]

A Healthy Home for the New Year

It's a new year, and maybe you're thinking about ways to make sure your home starts the year in great shape. Ian Morse, our property manager, says this checklist from the National Center for Healthy Housing is a good place to start. (Click on the images to view and download a full-size copy of the [...]