Brattleboro Housing Authority

224 Melrose Street, West Brattleboro, VT

There are six waiting lists open now offered by Brattleboro Housing Authority.

Brattleboro Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Brattleboro, Vermont Mainstream Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Snow Block Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Anne Wilder Richards Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Red Clover Commons Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Upper Story Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Brattleboro, Vermont Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Brattleboro Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) and Shelter Plus Care programs in Brattleboro.

Go to the Vermont Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Vermont Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Brattleboro, Vermont Mainstream Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Brattleboro Housing Authority Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The BHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from April 4, 2022, until further notice.

Please note: According to the BHA, applicants must be "under 62 years old, have a disability or disabled household member and be previously homeless and currently in a supported housing program."

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on March 30, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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.

Last Updated on 04/06/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Snow Block Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

The Brattleboro Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Snow Block is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021 until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the online paper application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on February 1, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Anne Wilder Richards Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

The Brattleboro Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Anne Wilder Richards is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021 until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the online paper application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on February 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Red Clover Commons Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

The Brattleboro Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Red Clover Commons is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021 until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the online paper application available here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the Vermont State Housing Authority, 1 Prospect Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on February 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (802) 828-1991.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Upper Story Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

The Brattleboro Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Upper Story Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on February 23, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

The Brattleboro Housing Authority (BHA) waiting list for Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021 until further notice.

Please note: According to the BHA, applicants "must be either a family or elderly/non-elderly disabled to apply."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on February 23, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/01/2022.

Closed: Brattleboro, Vermont Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Brattleboro Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 16, 2021 until March 15, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the BHA public notice "A limited number of Section 8 vouchers will be available specific to those households with a member that has a disability and is under 62 at the time of application."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the BHA to request an application

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • You must either live, work or have notice to work in the following communities to receive our residency preference, yet all are eligible to apply. Residency preference includes the towns of Brattleboro, Vernon, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Brookline, Putney, and Dummerston. 

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA on February 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Last Updated on 03/18/2021.

About Brattleboro Housing Authority

Phone: (802) 254-6071.

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 355 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Moving To Work
Vouchers 146
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $553
Monthly Cost $80,685
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.