Hotel To Become Short-Term Housing Option

Oct 29, 2013

A Shelburne hotel is poised to be converted into a new type of short-term housing that Vermont officials are touting as a way to help potentially homeless clients regain their footing.

The Champlain Housing Trust is buying the Econo Lodge that will cease operating as a motel within days and will become Harbor Place.

Children and Families Commissioner David Yacavone tells the Burlington Free Press the Harbor Place will provide up to 59 rooms for people in need of temporary housing and caseworkers to help them find a job, child care or overcome other challenges that led to their homelessness.

The trust is paying $1.85 million for the property that includes almost five acres of land.