Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

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.

Summary

  • What: Bennington Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Those who Live in Substandard Housing.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

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.

Summary

  • What: Bennington Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Those who Live in Substandard Housing.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Bennington Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on July 22nd, 2015.

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.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Willowbrook 92/100 01/21/2014

Affordable Apartments near Bennington Housing Authority

9 Bank St
Independent Living Complex participates in the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
120 Benmont Ave
Ben South participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
302 South St
Downtown Crossing participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Bennington Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Vermont: