BURLINGTON The Champlain Housing Trust is a finalist for the World Habitat Awards sponsored by the Building and Social Housing Foundation. The foundation is an international organization dedicated to innovation in affordable housing. The awards are given as part of the United Nations World Habitat Day and recognize practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems. Two staff from the Great Britain-based foundation will visit Vermont next week. CHTs Community Land Trust model was selected as a finalist because of the way it brings housing opportunity to low and moderate income households while creating homes that are permanently affordable. The trusts emphasis on community ownership through its mission and governance structure was a key feature of its application.