By: Victoria Johnson

June 1, 2017

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter joined Brattleboro Housing Partnerships and other agencies in Brattleboro, on May 25, 2017 to celebrate the opening of Red Clover Commons, a newly constructed 55-unit building for seniors and people with disabilities. These homes are intended to  replace units at Melrose Place which were severely damaged from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.

The project will offer support for residents through the Support and Services at Home program (SASH). The project incorporated numerous energy efficient features including a new geothermal heating and cooling system. The building is centrally located near various public services such as public transportation, shopping and the hospital. 

Brattleboro Housing Partnership and Housing Vermont developed Red Clover Commons using VHFA tax credits, which covered about half of the project’s development cost. The project also received funding from the HUD CDBG Disaster Relief Program and other Federal, State and local sources.

Information about renting a Red Clover Commons apartment is available at:

Photo: Robin Castine, VHFA