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Elderly

Accessible housing can be the norm, not the exception

The toolbox for enabling seniors who want to grow older in their current homes is becoming increasingly effective, according to experts consulted in a recent How Housing Matters article.

Need an affordable apartment?

Need an affordable apartment or know someone who does? There are vacancies in 11 different apartment complexes across the state, according to the Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing.

The Village Movement: Getting Started in Vermont

Join AARP, The University of Vermont's Center on Aging, and guest speaker Natalie Galucia MSA, Director of the Village to Village Network, in exploring the village concept. The Village Movement is the concept of developing nonprofit villages for those age 50 and older, in which they can age at home safely and as part of a community. 

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Cathedral Square awarded $100,000 affordable housing grant

Cathedral Square recently won the Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Affordable Housing Grant Competition and was awarded $100,000 to help fund the construction of Elm Place.

Red Clover Commons Groundbreaking Event

Brattleboro Housing Partnership and Housing Vermont broke ground this past Monday on a 55-unit affordable housing project. These two organizations have partnered together to build Red Clover Commons, a three-story senior housing complex located on a 2.8-acre site in Brattleboro. 

Cathedral Square's Richmond Terrace Senior Living Receives Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Cathedral Square's Richmond Terrace Senior Living has received Enterprise Green Communities Certification, demonstrating the organization's commitment to high-performance, healthy homes for low-income seniors.

Less than one percent of U.S. housing is wheel chair accessible

Few housing units in the U.S. are accessible for people with disabilities and even fewer are both affordable and accessible, according to a recent comprehensive study from HUD.   About a third of housing in the U.S.

Remodeling key to addressing mismatch between aging population and inaccessible housing

The average aging baby boomer plans to “age in place” which will create new levels of demand for remodeling of the currently inaccessible homes they live in, confirms a recent report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. 

Vermont Community Development Association 2015 Spring Conference

Please join the Vermont Community Development Association (VCDA) for its Spring Conference on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Lyons Den in Randolf, Vermont from 9:00am-3:00pm. The theme of the conference is age-friendly communities - possibilities, challenges, and social & economic benefits:

First annual report on SASH evaluation released

Health and Human ServicesCheck out this new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program was launched in 2013 and has connected residents with community based health services.

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