Montpelier Housing Authority

155 Main Street
Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont 5602

Montpelier Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Montpelier, Vermont that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 19th, 2019, Montpelier Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Montpelier Housing Authority serves Montpelier.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Montpelier Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Montpelier Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Montpelier Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Montpelier Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

To apply, visit the MHA office for an in person interview, located at 155 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, or call 802-229-9232 for a phone interview.

Qualified applicants will then have an application mailed to them. Applicants must mail back the completed application to the address listed above.

The following preferences have been noted: Involuntarily displaced, living in substandard housing, paying more than 50 percent of family income for rent for at least 90 days.

After sorting preferences, accepted applications will be placed on the waiting list by date and time received. 

As of June 2015, it takes accepted households 3-5 years to reach the top of the waiting list.

For more information, call the MHA office at 802-229-9232.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (802)229-9232.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/15/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

This housing authority offers one family apartment community, and two apartment communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing you can visit the housing authority to fill out an application, located at 155 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: involuntarily displaced, living in substandard conditions, or rent burden. These preferences are given equal weight.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.montpelier-vt.org/page/364/Housing-Programs.html, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 802-229-9232, 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)229-9232.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Montpelier Housing Authority

More information about Montpelier Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.montpelier-vt.org/group/74/Housing-Authority.html.

Representatives of Montpelier Housing Authority may be available by phone at (802) 229-9232. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/19/2019, it is not known if Montpelier 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 Montpelier Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Montpelier Housing Authority manages 116 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 113 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $520 $599
Monthly Cost $58,754 $1,798

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Montpelier 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 6% having issued approximately 19 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 35 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $13,599 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

19% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 16% of households with children have a female head of household. 61% of all households were headed by a female.

3% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Montpelier Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 51% include at least one person with a disability. 76% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

66% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 8% 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 Montpelier Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $351 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $691. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $85.



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 Montpelier Housing Authority

Pioneer Apartments

155 Main St
Montpelier, VT
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Apartment Communities managed by Montpelier Housing Authority

Prospect Street Housing

3 Prospect St
Montpelier, VT
Subsidized
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