Winthrop Street offers four 1- bedroom units of permanent housing. Winthrop Street offers independent living with several hours a week of staff services on site, and links to community services and treatment.
Funding for this project was generously provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Maine Balance of State Continuum of Care, and MaineHousing. Rehabilitation of the building was provided by Blane Casey Builders. Coffin Engineering provided some structural assessment work. Hamilton’s Wholesale installed the geothermal system. Brenda Sylvester of Community Housing of Maine coordinated the development, working closely with the collaborative partners to incorporate design features to optimize the property for the individuals served.
In addition to providing much needed permanent supportive housing for people who need it and a broad collaboration, this project took a nearly 200 year old brick building and turned it into one of the most energy efficient buildings in the state. At the time of its initial occupancy, this was the first supportive housing in the state to use a geothermal heating system. .