Montpelier affordable housing complex opens
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An affordable housing complex in the French Block section of Vermont’s capital city has opened.
The Times Argus reports leaders gathered Thursday in Montpelier to celebrate the reopening of the 18-unit building. Officials say the $6.1 million complex will help low-income families and the homeless. Partners in the project included TD Bank, Housing Vermont and NeighborWorks.
Mayor Anne Watson says the complex will “provide a foundation for people to pursue the life they want to live, whether that’s starting a family or getting a job they want or pursuing an education.”
State Historic Preservation Officer Laura Trieschmann says the building was closed in 1938 after the owner determined it was too expensive to operate.
Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/