Media Coverage

GE & CSC Team Up to Deliver Bags of Holiday Cheer to Vermont Seniors

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

GE Healthcare and Cathedral Square teamed up for the fifth time this holiday season to bring donated food to Cathedral Square residents and SASH Participants. Marsha Lamore, executive assistant at GE Healthcare IT and Healthcare Partners, has been leading the food drive since 2012. When asked why GE gears the food drive toward Cathedral Square …

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History Space: Sharing memories

Monday, November 7, 2016

These stories were written as part of a memoir-writing workshop provided to residents of Cathedral Square Senior Living, an affordable housing community in Burlington… Continue Reading…

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Innovative SASH Program Earns Prestigious Award from Archstone Foundation and APHA

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Denver, CO (October 31, 2016)—The Aging and Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Archstone Foundation have presented the SASH (Support And Services at Home) program with the 2016 Award for Excellence in Program Innovation at its 144th Annual Meeting, held this afternoon in Denver. The award identifies best practices models …

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Officials Hope Ballot Item Will Give South Burlington Its ‘Own Downtown’

Friday, October 28, 2016

Officials in the City of South Burlington are calling on residents to vote yes on a plan that would establish a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district in the city. South Burlington City Council chair Helen Riehle says the plan will give South Burlington its own downtown. That comes after decades of being seen largely as …

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New Affordable and Efficient Housing Options in Addison County

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Affordable and Efficient Housing Options in Addison County

McKnight Lane Offers Low-Income, Energy Efficient Housing in Waltham In Housing Matters, there are new affordable housing options in Addison County.  And just as important, they’re good for the environment. “What can we do better?  How can we produce homes that wouldn’t be so vulnerable and would be energy efficient,” asked Gus Seelig, Director of …

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Opinion: Storm brewing, a call for shelter

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Being caught by a storm can be unpleasant. Being caught unprepared by a storm can be much worse. Vermont faces the housing equivalent of a storm and we are, most decidedly, unprepared. Recent studies show the number of U.S. seniors is growing quickly, but the number of seniors paying more than half their household income …

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Cathedral Square Corporation begins construction of Green Senior Housing

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

HAC would like to congratulate Cathedral Square 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) …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony – Elm Place, Milton

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Ceremony Launches Vermont’s First, Multi-Family Passive House Building Cathedral Square Begins Construction on Energy-Efficient Housing for Seniors in Milton   News Coverage: Vermont’s First Multi-Family Passive House, Green Energy Times Ceremony Launches Vermont’s First, Multi-Family Passive House Building, VTDigger.com Cathedral Square begins construction on energy-efficient housing for seniors in Milton, Vermont Business Magazine New Affordable …

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VT Faces Shortage of Senior Housing

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The need for affordable housing is skyrocketing for Vermont’s aging population. Low vacancy rates and high housing costs are putting seniors in a pinch and a never ending waiting list. For Burlington resident Nan Orshan, a typical day starts at 4 am with mental exercises and a game of cribbage. “Other than that, I’m pretty idle,” says …

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VHCB awards $4.06 million for rental housing, homeownership and land conservation

Friday, May 13, 2016

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board announced today that it has made funding commitments totaling $4,067,320 to 10 organizations to carry out projects in Burlington, South Burlington, Barre, Montpelier, Bennington, Arlington, Shaftsbury, Putney, Brattleboro, Athens, Rockingham, and Westminster. The VHCB funds will be used to construct or rehabilitate 172 affordable apartments, provide affordable …

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Community health care can save money, advocates say

Friday, April 29, 2016

Community health leaders say they have figured out how to save money on treating Vermonters with long-term needs. A half-dozen organizations that make up the Support and Services at Home, or SASH, program gathered at the Statehouse on Wednesday with representatives of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. The groups announced that …

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Senior Housing In Vermont: Challenges And Strategies

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Senior citizens make up a large and rapidly growing segment of Vermont’s population. Combine that with the state’s tight housing market and mostly rural character, and housing for seniors can be a particular challenge here. We’re looking at senior housing in Vermont – the challenges and strategies – especially with the state’s focus on getting …

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VHCB commits $3.953 million to create and rehabilitate 220 homes in 8 towns

Monday, February 22, 2016

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board has committed $3,953,500 to develop, rehabilitate and preserve 220 affordable homes in settings ranging from shared elderly housing in Rochester, to new construction in White River Junction, redevelopment of deteriorated public housing in Rutland, energy retrofit and rehabilitation of apartments in Bennington, Bradford, and Wilder, and mobile home …

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Kelley’s Field senior housing renovations to be complete in November, The Citizen

Friday, October 16, 2015

Kelley’s Field was constructed 36 years ago as a 24-unit affordable housing community in the center of Hinesburg. When the Alliance property went up for sale, Housing Vermont and Cathedral Square partnered to purchase it and make needed capital improvements.  Read full article… Cathedral Square CEO Kim Fitzgerald (from left) and SASH Director Molly Dugan …

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Vermont Affordable Housing Show: Affordable Assisted Living – Channel 17

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hosting this month’s show is Ted Wimpey, VAHC Chair and Director of the CVOEO Fair Housing Project. Guests for a discussion on ‘Affordable Assisted Living’ are Kim Fitzgerald, Acting CEO for Cathedral Square Corporation, and Laura Wilson, Director of Cathedral Square Senior Living. You can contact Erhard at erhardm@vtaffordablehousing.org  802.660-9484  www.vtaffordablehousing.org More information on the …

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Milton senior housing secures state loan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The state has given a boost to a senior housing plan in downtown Milton as part of an annual community development grant program. Cathedral Square Corp. will receive a $560,000 deferred loan for the 30-unit project on Bombardier Road, Gov. Peter Shumlin and other officials announced Tuesday. Cathedral Square expects to break ground in April. …

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Joy Abounds at Queen City Memory Café

Monday, June 15, 2015

Vermont Maturity  June 2015, by Carrie Shamel   – When I heard that Burlington was starting a Memory Café, I was excited and curious. I was not sure what to expect, but I hoped to see that it would bring together those affected by memory challenges and their loved ones to share times of joy and …

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