Bennington Housing Authority

10 Willow Road
Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont 5201
(802) 442-8000

Bennington Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Bennington, Vermont that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of April 26th, 2019, Bennington Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Bennington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Bennington Housing Authority serves Bennington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Bennington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Bennington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Bennington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bennington Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely. 

There are two ways to apply:

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 BHA office can be reached at 802-442-8000, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (802)442-8000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/15/2017.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (802)442-8000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Bennington Housing Authority

More information about Bennington Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.townofbennington.org/TOB/boards-commissions/housing-authority/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/26/2019, it is not known if Bennington Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Bennington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Bennington Housing Authority manages 183 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 183
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $501
Monthly Cost $91,720

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bennington Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 14% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $13,029 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bennington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 41% include at least one person with a disability. 65% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

57% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Bennington Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $615. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $78.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Bennington Housing Authority

Willowbrook

323 South St
Bennington, VT
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