About Winooski Housing Authority

The Winooski Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Winooski, Vermont.

The Winooski Housing Authority serves Winooski.

Winooski Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Winooski, Vermont Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Winooski Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on September 14, 2016. No closing date has been confirmed. It was last open in July 2015.

Winooski, VT is about 2 miles northeast of Burlington, VT.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the WHA office, located at 83 Barlow Street, Winooski, VT 05404.
No information has been provided on how to submit the application. We have contacted the WHA office, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

There are no preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (802) 655-2360.

Last Updated on 07/12/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

This housing authority offers two family communities ranging in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and three apartment communities for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 83 Barlow St., Winooski, VT 05404, during normal office hours.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference for applicants that are 55 or older, or living and/or working in Winooski.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website http://www.winooskihousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 802-655-2360, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Winooski Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Winooski Housing Authority manages 251 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 178 1 3 69
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $827 $111 $808 $819
Monthly Cost $147,118 $111 $2,424 $56,508

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Winooski 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 10% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 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 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $18,285 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% 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, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

43% of households included children, 16% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

29% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 20% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Winooski Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 38% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Winooski Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $449 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $901. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $125.



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.