Rutland Housing Authority

5 Tremont Street
Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont 5701

Rutland Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Rutland, Vermont that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 25th, 2020, Rutland Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Rutland, Vermont Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Rutland Housing Authority serves Rutland.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rutland, Vermont Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Rutland Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Rutland, Vermont 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Rutland Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Select the "Download a Section 8 Program Application" link.

Once the application is completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to Rutland Housing Authority, 5 Tremont Street, Rutland, VT 05701.

Copies of the following additional documents are required for all members of the household: Birth certificate, Social Security card.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Lived in the state of Vermont for at least one year; work or have been notified of hiring in the state of Vermont; head of household or spouse is currently employed, 62 years old or older, or disabled; victim of domestic violence; displaced due to natural disaster; med-waiver applicant.

For more information, visit the RHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (802)775-2926.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/03/2019.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Rutland Housing Authority (RHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2015, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Download a Public Housing Application" link.
  2. Request an application by mail by calling (802) 775-2926, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm ET.
  3. Pick up an application at the RHA office, located at 2 Tremont St, Rutland, VT 05701, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Once the application is completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to Rutland Housing Authority, 5 Tremont Street, Rutland, VT 05701.

Copies of the following additional documents are required for all members of the household: Birth certificate, Social Security card.

This waiting list has the following preferences:: elderly, disabled, living and/or working in the state of Vermont, employed, or a victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the RHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (802) 775-2926.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/03/2019.

About Rutland Housing Authority

More information about Rutland Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.rhavt.org/.

Representatives of Rutland Housing Authority may be available by phone at (802) 775-2926. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/25/2020, it is not known if Rutland 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 Rutland Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Rutland Housing Authority manages 216 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 194 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $473 $609
Monthly Cost $91,807 $13,403

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Rutland 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 5% having issued approximately 38 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $15,372 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

5% 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 Rutland Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 62% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 39% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 Rutland Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $373 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $584. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $81.



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 Rutland Housing Authority

Forest Park

14 Sheldon Pl
Rutland, Vermont