Champlain Housing Trust buys motel for COVID isolation and quarantine

first_imgHo Hum Motel on Williston Road in South Burlington. Google Maps image.Vermont Business Magazine The Champlain Housing Trust announced today that it purchased the Ho Hum Motel on Williston Road in South Burlington to serve as an isolation and quarantine motel to help address and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Vermont. The purchase and some minor renovations was made possible by a grant from the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board using federal CARES Act funding appropriated by the State Legislature.“As we see what appears to be a second wave of the coronavirus, it is critical that anyone who has symptoms, or who has traveled out of state, or tested positive have a safe place to live either under quarantine or isolated from friends and family,” explained Michael Monte, chief operating officer of the Champlain Housing Trust. “If you are experiencing homelessness, or live in a congregate setting, isolating or quarantining is simply impossible without a property like this one – especially as we get into the colder months.”The housing trust began leasing the property at the beginning of October pending the purchase for $1.5 million this week. Prior to October, the organization’s motel Harbor Place in Shelburne had served the same purpose on an interim basis between March and September, serving roughly 100 individuals over that period.When renovations are complete, the new facility will have the capacity to provide up to 34 rooms at a time. It’s now serving up to 16. The operating cost and meals for guests are covered by the State’s Agency of Human Services. The housing trust has staffing around the clock and every day of the week.This is the third property acquired by the Champlain Housing Trust in response to the pandemic in the past six weeks. In Colchester, a new, expanded shelter for Steps to End Domestic Violence will have the capacity to serve 21 families and individuals, and the Baymont Inns & Suites in Essex Junction is being converted to 68 permanent apartments for people moving out of homelessness. People just started moving their apartments at this property, renamed Susan’s Place after a long time staffer Susan Ainsworth-Daniels who passed away earlier this year.Source: South Burlington, Vermont – Champlain Housing Trust 11.12.2020 is external)last_img read more

9-year-old marksman awes in Camp Delgado shootfest

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’9-year-old marksman awes in Camp Delgado shootfest ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]ILOILO City – Nine-year-old Ilonggo sharp-shooter Paolo Antonio Tan, the youngest participant of the Camp Delgado Firing Range Inaugural Shoot, brought down the competition to emerge as the Junior Singlestack champion during the shootfest held at the police base near Fort San Pedro from Oct. 28 to 30.The competition, hosted by the Central Iloilo Practical Shooting Association in cooperation with the Philippine Shooters and Match Officers Confederation, welcomed 215 participants from all over the country to christen the newly-expanded Camp Delgado shooting range.The inaugural shoot boasted 11 shooting bays with 11 pistol stages and three 3-gun stages.With the arrival of Police Regional Office 6 director Chief Superintendent Jose Gentiles in July, he sought adding six additional shooting bays to the existing five of the Camp Delgado range. Gentiles has expressed that he plans to expand the facility even more in the near future.“Magdagdag pa tayo ng seven more para maging 18 lahat at maka-host tayo ng national level matches,” said Gentiles. “Maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumoporta at sumali sa larong ito.”Team ROPD A, composed of PCI Louie Barrientos, SPO1 Vincent Pendon and PO3 John Baylosis, emerged as the Philippine National Police overall squad champion.The division winners are GM Nelson Uygongco (Limited 3gun and Stock Hi Cap Pistol), Virmari Tan (Unlimited 3gun), Manuel Chua (Unlimited Pistol), Jim Calma (Single Stack Pistol), Superintendent Adonis Rosales (Limited 10 Pistol), Martin Chua (Double Action Pistol), and George Go (Revolver).Meanwhile, the other category winners are Melchor Escaba (SSR Hi Cap), Neil Westly Dellota (Junior Hi Cap), Carl Ian Morano (Junior Double Action), Bai Lonzaga (Single Stack Senior), Charlotte May Juplo (Lady Single Stack), and PO2 Sherry Anne Silverio (Double Action Lady)./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more