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Affordable Housing In Bellows Falls
Windham County, Vermont

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bellows Falls

Mary Exner Block

7 Canal St
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Income Based
1-2 BR

Canal House

45 Rockingham St
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Howard Block

61 The Sq
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Income Based
1-2 BR

William & South

70 Williams St
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Income Based
1-4 BR

Riverview Apartments

73 Westminster St
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Subsidized

Bellow Falls - Pine

7 Pine St
Bellows Falls, Vermont

Bellows Falls Family Housing

62 Williams St
Bellows Falls, Vermont
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Housing Authorities that serve Bellows Falls

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bellows Falls, Vermont

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 176 affordable apartments for rent in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Bellows Falls, Vermont

Bellows Falls features 97 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 Bellows Falls, Vermont

There are 79 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bellows Falls.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bellows Falls, Vermont

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bellows Falls, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $894 and $1,092.

2021 Bellows Falls, 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
Bellows Falls, Vermont Fair Market Rent $697 $798 $993 $1,235 $1,347
Bellows Falls, Vermont Payment Standard Range $627 to $767 $718 to $878 $894 to $1,092 $1,112 to $1,359 $1,212 to $1,482

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bellows Falls, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 176
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 97
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $32,330 ±$5,632
Median Rent $821 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.54% ± 13.73pp
Total Population 2,985

Population and Household Demographics

Bellows Falls is a city in Windham County, Vermont with a population of 2,985. There are 1,298 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 51.08% of households in Bellows Falls are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bellows Falls

The median gross income for households in Bellows Falls is $32,330 a year, or $2,694 a month. The median rent for the city is $821 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bellows Falls, a household making less than $2,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Bellows Falls.

Area Median Income In Bellows Falls

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 Bellows Falls, the AMI is calculated from all households within Windham County.

In Bellows Falls, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,900

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 Bellows Falls

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 Bellows Falls

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bellows Falls AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,700 $17,950 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bellows Falls AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,150 $29,850 $33,600 $37,300 $40,300 $43,300 $46,300 $49,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bellows Falls AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,800 $47,800 $53,750 $59,700 $64,500 $69,300 $74,050 $78,850