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Homeownership in the Adirondacks is being priced out of reach for local working families. ACHT was created to keep a selection of Adirondack Park homes affordable for them to purchase.

Through an initiative by Senator Betty Little, the State budgeted $1 Million to be used by an “Adirondack Community Housing Trust” to reduce the cost of home purchases for families making up to 120% of area median income. Resale limitations on the property require that future sales of these homes be controlled by ACHT so that they will be passed on to other income-qualified families at affordable prices.

ACHT is incorporated as an independent not-for-profit corporation with board members drawn from various communities of the Park. ACHT is staffed by Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, under a contract between the two organizations, but ACHT is fully controlled by its own board.


Board of Directors

William B. Johnston
Retired Essex County County Planner, President of the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, past President of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, and Chairman of the Westport Town Planning Board
Joe Kelly
Regional Vice President of Glens Falls National Bank, trustee of the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County , and former supervisor of the Town of Minerva
Deanne Rehm
Bolton Landing
Sole Assessor in the Town of Lake Luzerne, former commissioner with the Adirondack Park Agency and former Supervisor of the Town of Bolton
Bill Hotaling
Lake Pleasant

Retired director of the Hamilton County Office of Real Property Tax Services and a local Town Justice

Chris Rediehs
Commissioner, Department of Social Services, St. Lawrence County, past Executive Director of the St. Lawrence County Housing Council.  He is also an attorney and was previously with the North Country Legal Services
Susan Waters
Saranac Lake
Executive Director of Patriot Hills at Saranac Lake. Former Saranac Lake Village Trustee and former President of Adirondack Habitat for Humanity
Ryan Mellon
Saranac Lake
Master Social Worker with High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care and an Adirondack Community Housing Trust homeowner
Rosario Gallo
Recent graduate of Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a practicing architect in Ticonderoga
Terry Horrocks
Lake Placid
Broker/Owner of Prudential Terry Horrocks Real Estate in Lake Placid and MAI member of the Appraisal Institute