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Brattleboro Housing Authority

224 Melrose Street
Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont 5301

Brattleboro Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 28th, 2021, Brattleboro Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Brattleboro Housing Authority serves Brattleboro.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Brattleboro Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Brattleboro Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Brattleboro Housing Authority Phone: (802) 254-6071.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

This housing authority offers three apartment communities with 214 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and two apartment communities with 70 apartments for families.

To apply for public housing please follow this link for the online application.

Once the application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation number, please write this number down or print out the page for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work locally.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 802-254-6071, during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (802)254-6071.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Brattleboro Housing Authority

Representatives of Brattleboro Housing Authority may be available by phone at (802) 254-6071. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/28/2021, it is not known if Brattleboro 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 Brattleboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Brattleboro Housing Authority manages 136 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 135 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $516 $522
Monthly Cost $69,648 $522

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brattleboro 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 13% having issued approximately 11 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 23 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 $13,621 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 82% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% 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.

22% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 22% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brattleboro Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 43% 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. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

65% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 21% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% 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 Brattleboro Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $338 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $549. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $55.

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 Apartments Operated by Brattleboro Housing Authority

Melrose Terrace

39 Garfield Dr
Brattleboro, Vermont

Samuel Elliot Apartments

107 Elliot St
Brattleboro, Vermont

Low Income Housing Managed by Brattleboro Housing Authority

Red Clover Commons

30 Fairground Rd
Brattleboro, Vermont