Cathedral Square is a national leader in the development of affordable, service-enriched housing communities for older adults and people with special needs. Founded in 1977 in Burlington, Vermont, our nonprofit organization is dedicated to advancing “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging” throughout Vermont and beyond our borders.

Cathedral Square owns or manages 30 senior housing communities, each uniquely designed to provide safe and secure apartments at affordable rents. Following a two-year pilot, in 2011 we created the nationally recognized SASH (Support and Services at Home) program, which we administer statewide as part of the Vermont Blueprint for Health.

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The programs and services of Cathedral Square fall within three general categories:

Property Development
We help community groups throughout Vermont develop, preserve, refinance and enhance affordable-housing communities. Cathedral Square developments excel in quality design and meet or exceed standards for accessibility, environmentally sustainable building practices, energy efficiency and amenities.

Property Management
We manage 26 affordable-housing communities in Chittenden and Franklin counties that house more than 1,200 Vermonters in independent, shared and assisted-living apartments. Our properties are well-maintained and professionally staffed, consistently receiving high REAC scores and positive results from annual resident surveys. We currently have more than 800 people on waiting lists for our properties.

SASH & Resident Services
As a leading advocate for a system that better serves the long-term care needs of Vermonters, Cathedral Square created and administers the Support and Services at Home (SASH) program statewide. SASH is a partnership among regional affordable-housing organizations, agencies on aging and providers of home health, mental health and primary care services. Working together under the SASH umbrella, these organizations coordinate care and support for than 5,000 Vermonters so they can remain living at home independently. Established in 2011 and part of the Vermont Blueprint for Health, SASH focuses on wellness, prevention and care management. It has been documented to reduce Medicare costs, provide better access to care and improve health outcomes and overall quality life. SASH is a platform for telehealth and other health-care innovations and is being replicated in other states.