Awards and Honors

2017

Bob Skiff Community Improvement Award, from Cynosure, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation.

2016

Honorary Doctorate, from Saint Michael’s College, awarded to our Executive Director, Rita Markley

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

Engaged Community Partner Award, from Vermont Campus Compact

2011

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

2010

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

1999

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

1998

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 

1992

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