HAC would like to congratulate Cathedral Squar Corporation (CSC) as they begin construction of Elm Place, Vermont’s first multi-family building certified to Passive House standards. The super energy-efficient building will provide thirty affordable, one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors in Milton, VT, a rural community with a population of 10,300. Support And Services at Home (SASH) will be offered to residents at no cost.
HAC provided a $19000 grant in October 2013 to CSC for predevelopment costs in connection with this project.
The goals of the development are to create a green building in a smart growth town center area close to services and transportation, to engage the community in building support and having a responsive design, and to incorporate a design which facilitates the Support and Services at Home (SASH) care coordination initiative to support aging in place. This grant enabled CSC to grow a concept into a real development with traction.
CSC hopes to expand the capacity of CSC’s housing program and SASH initiative into the Milton Community and develop the capacity of staff and commitment to green building, improving accessibility and SASH implementation.
This HAC grant provided a critical boost to CSC to build its capacity in green building and accessibility.