Bennington Housing Authority
10 Willow Road, Bennington, Vermont 05201


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 (, 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. 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Bennington Housing Authority manages 1 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 69. The scores for properties managed by Bennington Housing Authority range from a high of 69 to a low of 69.

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. Willowbrook has a passing score.
Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size


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