Town and Village

WWHT celebrates homeownship with local events

BRATTLEBORO — Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (WWHT) will kick off National Homeownership Month and NeighborWorks Week with three days of special community events in early June, including a Get to Know Homeownership program and the third annual Chalet Invasive Species Clean-up Day.

All three events are part of the annual nationwide NeighborWorks Week, when thousands of volunteers, business professionals, and elected and civic leaders join together for a week of service and celebration of homeownership and successful community development across the country.

Celebrated nationally since 1983, and held each year during the first full week in June, NeighborWorks Week highlights the collective impact of NeighborWorks America's nearly 250 network nonprofits, including WWHT, that support homeownership, and celebrates the resiliency and strength of communities.

Get to Know Homeownership Day takes place on Tuesday, June 6 at Parks Place Community Resource Center, 44 School St., Bellows Falls. Hopeful homeowners can explore resources, get a free credit pull, get tips on building their credit score, learn about home repair, and connect with the Homeownership team and Mascoma Bank to answer questions. The public is encouraged to drop in 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 4 to 6 p.m.

The third annual Chalet Invasive Species Clean-Up Day happens on Thursday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Chalet in West Brattleboro. Join WWHT, Groundworks, residents and neighbors in a hands-on day of invasive species identification and management.

Get your hands dirty with some good work, followed by a community barbecue. The day will include learning about the species and how they impact ecosystem resilience as well as garden creation. The Chalet is one of two permanent supportive housing sites in WWHT's portfolio with on-site services provided by Groundworks Collaborative. Contact [email protected] for volunteer information.

WWHT's 35-year mission is to strengthen the communities of Southeastern Vermont through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable housing and through ongoing support and advocacy for its residents. It provides housing opportunities to more than 1,500 southeastern Vermonters each year.

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