Affordable Housing In Barre
Washington County, Vermont

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barre

Washington County Community Housing Project I

45 Pearl St
Barre, Vermont
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Morse Block

264 N Main St
Barre, Vermont

Highgate Apartments

73 Highgate Dr
Barre, Vermont

Morse Block

260 S Main St
Barre, Vermont

Highgate Redevelopment

85 Highgate Dr
Barre, Vermont

No Barre Manor

455 N Main St
Barre, Vermont

Cdw Properties

8 Summer St
Barre, Vermont
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Barre, Vermont

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Barre, Vermont

Housing Authority Programs
Barre Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Vermont State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barre, Vermont

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 570 affordable apartments for rent in Barre, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Barre, Vermont

Barre features 434 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Barre, Vermont

There are 136 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barre.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barre, Vermont

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Barre landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Barre.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Barre, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,030 and $1,258.

2022 Barre, Vermont Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Barre, Vermont Fair Market Rent $760 $869 $1,144 $1,454 $1,551
Barre, Vermont Payment Standard Range $684 to $836 $782 to $956 $1,030 to $1,258 $1,309 to $1,599 $1,396 to $1,706

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Barre, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 570
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 434
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.59%
Average Renter Household Size 1.73
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $41,156 ±$3,662
Median Rent $727 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.39% ± 12.96pp
Total Population 8,885

Population and Household Demographics

Barre is a city in Washington County, Vermont with a population of 8,885. There are 4,031 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 43.59% of households in Barre are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barre

The median gross income for households in Barre is $41,156 a year, or $3,430 a month. The median rent for the city is $727 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barre, a household making less than $2,423 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Barre.

Area Median Income In Barre

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Barre, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Barre, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,200

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Barre

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Barre

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Barre AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $22,200 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Barre AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,800 $32,900 $37,000 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Barre AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,050 $52,600 $59,200 $65,750 $71,050 $76,300 $81,550 $86,800