Update on Hayes Court in Brattleboro

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, 6/4/11, by Jaime Cone “BRATTLEBORO– A new type of housing will be available to the local aging and disabled population within the next few years with the construction of a new building at what is currently public housing development Hayes Court in West Brattleboro. Officials with the Brattleboro Housing Authority held a meeting last week to inform Hayes Court tenants of their intention to tear down the aging buildings in order to put up an enhanced living facility. The housing authority will provide assistance to the current tenants to help them find a new residence and make the transition to their new homes. Demolition is slated to begin immediately after all the tenants move out, by spring 2013 if everything goes according to schedule. The new building will be designed to accommodate the needs of seniors and people with disabilities, allowing them to live and age safely at home, said Christine Hart, the housing authority’s executive director. The project is part of SASH — Support and Services at Home — which is one aspect of the Vermont Blueprint for Health. The building will be 39,000 square feet, including he basement, and is projected to cost $5 million. It possibly will be funded through a combination of Housing and Urban Development sources, state sources and the low income housing tax credit, said Hart. The SASH program will be paid for through Medicare dollars. As part of the SASH pilot program, five other enhanced living facilities will be built across the state. They will join the first of its kind in Vermont, Heineberg Senior Housing, which opened a year and a half ago in Burlington…”

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