Springfield Housing Authority

80 Main Street
Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont 5156

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

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

Springfield Housing Authority serves Springfield.

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

Open Springfield Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Springfield Housing Authority 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Springfield Housing Authority is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications.

There are three ways to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher:

1, Request an application be mailed to you by calling 802-885-4905, during normal office hours.

2. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 80 Main St., Springfield, VT 05156.

3. Download the application online here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include these documents with your application: proof of all income, proof of all assets, birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members. A complete list of all documents is on the first page of the application.

This housing authority does have a preference for applicants living and/or working in Springfield.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://springfieldhousingauthorityvt.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 802-885-4905, 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)885-4905.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/12/2017.

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 Springfield Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: This housing authority does not have a family public housing program.

This housing authority has two public housing communities with 131 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply for public housing:
1, Request an application be mailed to you by calling 802-885-4905, during normal office hours.
2. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 80 Main St., Springfield, VT 05156.
3. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include these documents with your application: proof of all income, proof of all assets, birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members. A complete list of all documents is on the first page of the application.

This housing authority does have a preference for applicants living and/or working in Springfield.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://springfieldhousingauthorityvt.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 802-885-4905, 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)885-4905.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Springfield Housing Authority

More information about Springfield Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://springfieldhousingauthorityvt.org.

Representatives of Springfield Housing Authority may be available by phone at (802) 885-4905. 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 Springfield 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 Springfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Springfield Housing Authority manages 171 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
Vouchers 43
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $523
Monthly Cost $22,492

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Springfield 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 12% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 1 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 $13,512 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 13% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.

21% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Springfield Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 40% include at least one person with a disability. 70% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 33% 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, 19% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Springfield Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $329 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $659. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $69.



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 Springfield Housing Authority

The Whitcomb Bldg

1 Mineral St
Springfield, Vermont

Low Income Housing Managed by Springfield Housing Authority

Woolson Block

Main St
Springfield, Vermont
Accepts Vouchers