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Vermont section 8 housing program.

Low income families may qualify for the Vermont Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. This federal government funded resource can in effect provide rent help to families and individuals in the form of affordable low income housing and apartments. Many beneficiaries of the program are working poor, unemployed, seniors, single parents, and the disabled. The two main components are Tenant-based and Project Based Assistance.

Applications are accepted and processed in Vermont at public housing agencies and HUD certified non-profits, and the leading agencies to call for help are below. Thousands of families in Vermont receive housing assistance from this program every year.

When you apply, you more than likely will be put onto a waiting list, as the demand for affordable and safe low income housing from Section 8 is enormous. At certain times the waiting list may be closed, and no additional applications are accepted. However still call to check on the programs status.

When a family or individual is enrolled in the Vermont housing program, their monthly rent will be limited at between 30% and no more than 40% of their total household income, and that will cover both their utilities, heating expenses and rent. The section 8 rental assistance vouchers can be used in a variety of rental housing situations, including shared housing, single family homes, condominiums, multi-family apartment buildings, mobile homes, group homes and single room occupancy.

Vermont is supported by a small number of public housing and HUD certified and approved agencies that run the Section 8 program. In order to apply, or to get more information on the process, call the organization that is in the town, county, or city near you as indicated below. Some offices may accept applications over the phone or in the mail, while others may require an individual to stop by the office. A location may be able to refer individuals to additional government programs as well.

Barre Housing Authority
4 Humbert Street
Barre, Vermont 05641
Phone number: (802)476-3185
Fax: (802)476-3113




Bennington HA
10 Willow Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802)442-8000
Fax: (802)442-7301

Brattleboro Housing Authority
224 Melrose Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802)254-6071
Fax number: (802)254-5590

Burlington HA
65 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: (802)864-0538
Fax: (802)658-1286
In addition to the section 8 housing program, click here for more information and details on other Chittenden County Vermont assistance programs.

Vermont State HA
1 Prospect Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802)828-3295
Fax: (802)828-3248

Montpelier HA
155 Main Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Main phone: (802)229-9232
Fax: (802)000-0000

Rutland Housing Authority
Templewood Court, 5 Tremont Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802)775-2926
Fax: (802)747-6180
Other charities and non-profits operate in Rutland and offer rent help, housing, and other emergency assistance. Read more Rutland County assistance.

Springfield HA
Address is 80 Main Street
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: (802)885-4905
Fax: (802)885-5857

St. Albans City HA
13 Lake St.,
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802)527-1490
Fax: (802)527-2961

Hartford HA
171 Bridge Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Phone: (802)295-9353

Winooski HA
83 Barlow Street
Winooski, VT 05404
Phone: (802)655-2360
Fax: (802)655-5540
Offers section 8 housing and low rent housing for income qualified residents.




By Jon McNamara


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