Last Week, Governor Scott joined residents and Cathedral Square staff to cut the ribbon at Elm Place, located at 60 Bombardier Rd. in Milton. Elm Place houses 30 units designated for affordable senior housing, This represents Cathedral Square’s first project in Milton, and you can tell how important it is through the resident response.
“When I found out they were building a place down here, I said, ‘Oh boy, I’m going home,’” said resident Marge Forant. “And here I am. I’m home.”
The building features the innovative Support and Services at Home (SASH) program, which provides residents with support in their homes, trimming health care expenditures. Its architectural focus on energy efficiency and makes it the first multi-family facility in Vermont to claim status as a “passive house.” The entire building requires the same amount of energy for heat as does a single-family home.
28 of the building’s units require residents to fall at or below a $35,280 income threshold for a single person, or $40,320 for a couple.