Bennington Housing Authority
10 Willow Road
Bennington, Bennington County, VT

802-442-8000

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Bennington Housing Authority is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice voucher waiting list applications.


There are two ways to apply for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 802-442-8000, during normal office hours.
2. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 22 Willow Brook Dr., Bennington, VT 05201, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, proof of all assets, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Bennington, living in substandard living conditions, or rent burden.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 802-442-8000, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Bennington Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers one apartment community with 195 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 802-442-8000, during normal office hours.
2. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 22 Willow Brook Dr., Bennington, VT 05201, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, proof of all assets, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Bennington, living in substandard living conditions, or rent burden.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 802-442-8000, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Bennington Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 195 affordable rental units. It also administers 207 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Bennington Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Bennington Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (49%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (51%) to that of all housing authorities in Vermont, Bennington Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Vermont.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Bennington Housing Authority scored an average of 76 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 88 in 2009 and a low score of 61 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Vermont is 82.76.

Bennington Housing Authority has an average score that is less than the average Vermont housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Bennington Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 69. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Willowbrook has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Bennington Housing Authority owns and manages 195 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Bennington Housing Authority is $349.00 compared to the state average of $377.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Vermont ranges from a low of $327.00 to a high of $461.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Bennington Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 5/21/10 Plan
2008 6/20/08 Plan
2007 6/26/07 Plan
2006 6/30/06 Plan
2005 6/21/05 Plan
2004 8/6/04 Plan
2003 7/1/03 Plan
2002 1/24/03 Plan
2001 12/21/01 Plan
2000 8/9/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

195

Public Housing Units

207

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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