Awards and Honors


Community Partnership Award, from Champlain College: Center for Service & Civic Engagement

Engaged Partner Finalist, for partnership with the University of Vermont, from Vermont Campus Compact


Rita was presented with the Champlain College Distinguished Citizen of 2013 award by President David Finney

Distinguished Citizen Honor, from Champlain College, awarded to our Executive Director, Rita Markley


New Construction Honor Award,  for innovative architectural design of Canal Street Veterans Housing, from Efficiency Verm0nt

Engaged Community Partner Award, from Vermont Campus Compact


People’s Choice Award, for Canal Street Veterans Housing, from the American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter


Changemaker Honoree, for the Housing Resource Center’s prevention and rehousing work, from Green Mountain Coffee and Ashoka 


National Best Practice Award, for our Homeward Initiative,  from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Vermonter of the Year from the Burlington Free Press, awarded to our Executive Director Rita Markley,  for advocacy to end homelessness


Blue Ribbon Best Practice Award, for the Families in Transition program, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Best Practice Award, for creating a local continuum of care, from the U.S. Conference of Mayors 


Maxwell Award of Excellence, for the production of low-income housing from the Fannie Mae Foundation