Winooski Housing Authority
83 Barlow Street
Winooski, Chittenden County, VT


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Winooski Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 14th, 2016.

The Winooski Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on September 14, 2016. No closing date has been confirmed. It was last open in July 2015.

Winooski, VT is about 2 miles northeast of Burlington, VT.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the WHA office, located at 83 Barlow Street, Winooski, VT 05404.
No information has been provided on how to submit the application. We have contacted the WHA office, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

There are no preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (802) 655-2360.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Winooski Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

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

This housing authority offers two family communities ranging in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and three apartment communities for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 83 Barlow St., Winooski, VT 05404, during normal office hours.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference for applicants that are 55 or older, or living and/or working in Winooski.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 802-655-2360, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Winooski Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 238 affordable rental units. It also administers 335 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Winooski 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 Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Winooski Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in Vermont, Winooski 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, Winooski Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 72 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Vermont is 82.76.

Winooski Housing Authority has an average score that is more 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)

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 Winooski Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 3/19/12 Plan
2011 4/26/11 Plan
2010 3/30/10 Plan
2009 4/2/09 Plan
2008 3/14/08 Plan
2007 3/26/07 Plan
2006 4/13/06 Plan
2005 4/13/05 Plan
2004 4/1/04 Plan
2003 4/18/03 Plan
2002 7/23/02 Plan
2001 3/20/01 Plan
2000 6/1/00 Plan