Peacham Community Housing (PCH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to support and enable community projects that enhance Peacham’s quality of life, including housing and services specifically for low and moderate-income individuals, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Current Board Members:

  • Jake Thomas, President
  • Alfred Dedam, Vice President
  • Lisa Moore, Treasurer
  • Morgan Gold, Secretary
  • Diana Senturia
  • Allison Webster
  • Sarah Lydon
  • Pat Cousineau, Tenant Representative

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The Harry Barnes Award

Peacham Community Housing is dedicated to providing affordable housing for Peacham residents while offering and supporting programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all in Peacham. This community enjoys remarkable volunteer service in support of the health and safety, welfare, cultural vitality, education and community spirit that define and distinguish Peacham. The PCH Board of Directors honors and celebrates that extraordinary community service by presenting the annual Harry Barnes Award. A former diplomat and U.S. Ambassador to Romania, India and Chile, Harry Barnes also served as director of the Carter Center’s Human Rights and Conflict Resolution programs and as a founder of the Institute for Sustainable Communities, based here in Vermont. Arriving in Peacham upon his retirement from government service, along with his wife, writer Betsey Barnes, he soon found himself involved in local volunteer activities and brought energy, wisdom and vision to community endeavors from senior housing to the creation of a community café and store. Harry Barnes died in 2012. Harry Barnes’ life of service exemplifies the long tradition that has been the backbone of Peacham community’s character. Each year at its Annual Meeting, PCH will announce one or more recipients of the Harry Barnes Award, recognizing those whose extraordinary volunteer service has sustained the spirit that Harry embodied.