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Affordable Housing In Bennington County
Vermont

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bennington County

Bennington House

135 Elm St
Bennington, Vermont
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Alfred Court Apartments

129 Lincoln Ave
Manchester Center, Vermont
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Spruce Brook Apartments

29 Spruce Brook Rd
Manchester Center, Vermont
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Homestead Mews

49 Rt 67 W
North Bennington, Vermont
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Haines Manor Apartments

110 Haines Manor Rd
Manchester Center, Vermont
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Readsboro Apartments

439 Tunnel St
Readsboro, Vermont
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Homestead Greene Apartments

123 Route 67 W
North Bennington, Vermont
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

The Meadows Apartments

Equinox Terrace Rd
Manchester Center, Vermont
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Silver Street Apartments

212 Silver St
Bennington, Vermont
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Monument View Apartments

Eden Way
Bennington, Vermont

Housing Authorities that serve Bennington County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bennington County, Vermont

There are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 873 affordable apartments for rent in Bennington County, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Bennington County, Vermont

Bennington County features 530 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 Bennington County, Vermont

There are 343 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bennington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bennington County, Vermont

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bennington County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bennington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bennington County, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $846 and $1,034.

2021 Bennington County, 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
Bennington County, Vermont Fair Market Rent $710 $819 $940 $1,270 $1,275
Bennington County, Vermont Payment Standard Range $639 to $781 $737 to $901 $846 to $1,034 $1,143 to $1,397 $1,148 to $1,403

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bennington County, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 873
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 530
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $49,573 ±$2,146
Median Rent $868 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.51% ± 6.35pp
Total Population 36,589

Population and Household Demographics

Bennington County is a county in Vermont with a population of 36,589. There are 15,636 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 28.1% of households in Bennington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bennington County

The median gross income for households in Bennington County is $49,573 a year, or $4,131 a month. The median rent for the county is $868 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bennington County, a household making less than $2,893 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Bennington County.

Area Median Income In Bennington County

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.

In Bennington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Bennington County

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 Bennington County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bennington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $18,800 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bennington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bennington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,150 $56,400 $62,650 $67,700 $72,700 $77,700 $82,700

Cities In Bennington County

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City Served By
Arlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arlington is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Bennington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bennington are the Bennington Housing Authority and Vermont State Housing Authority.
Dorset The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dorset is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Glastenbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glastenbury is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Landgrove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Landgrove is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Manchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Manchester Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester Center is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
North Bennington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Bennington is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Old Bennington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old Bennington is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Peru The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peru is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Pownal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pownal is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Readsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Readsboro is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Rupert The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rupert is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Sandgate The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandgate is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Searsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Searsburg is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Shaftsbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shaftsbury is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
South Shaftsbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Shaftsbury is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Stamford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stamford is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Sunderland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunderland is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Winhall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winhall is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Woodford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodford is the Vermont State Housing Authority.