Located just off Route 15 in Essex Junction, Whitcomb Terrace is next door to Whitcomb Woods and just minutes from the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Fanny Allen Campus and St. Michael’s College. The apartments at Whitcomb Terrace are designed to provide people of all ages and incomes the opportunity to live in housing that meets accessible design standards. Often referred to as barrier-free or universal design, the goal is to maximize the flexibility of the space to benefit all residents regardless of their physical abilities. Although preference is given to persons under the age of 62 requiring a fully accessible apartment, Whitcomb Terrace serves a mix of disabled and non-disabled residents. Whitcomb Terrace opened in 2005.

To be eligible for consideration you need to apply to Cathedral Square and Vermont State Housing Authority.


  • 19 fully accessible one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Roll-in showers and adjustable height kitchen counter
  • Secured entry
  • Elevator with foot pad
  • Located near churches, shopping centers, medical providers and banks
  • Located 10 minutes from downtown Burlington and the University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Discounted cable rates
  • All utilities included in rent except telephone, cable television and internet service
  • On-site parking
  • On-site SASH coordinator
  • 24-hour maintenance emergency system
  • Common room with kitchen and accessible patio
  • Laundry facilities on each floor
  • Weekly wellness nurse visits
  • Social, cultural and recreational activities program
  • Housekeeping services available for an additional fee