Affordable Housing In Brandon
Rutland County, Vermont

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brandon

Conant Square

30 Conant Sq
Brandon, Vermont

Park Village Apartments

252 Mulcahy Dr
Brandon, Vermont

Park Village II

368 Mulcahy Dr
Brandon, Vermont

Erastus Thayer House

Conant Sq
Brandon, Vermont

Neshobe House

32 W Seminary St
Brandon, Vermont
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Brandon, 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 Brandon, Vermont

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brandon, Vermont

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 138 affordable apartments for rent in Brandon, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Brandon, Vermont

Brandon features 56 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 Brandon, Vermont

There are 82 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brandon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brandon, Vermont

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brandon, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $883 and $1,079.

2022 Brandon, 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
Brandon, Vermont Fair Market Rent $814 $834 $981 $1,344 $1,620
Brandon, Vermont Payment Standard Range $733 to $895 $751 to $917 $883 to $1,079 $1,210 to $1,478 $1,458 to $1,782

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brandon, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 138
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 56
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $45,804 ±$11,407
Median Rent $660 ±$199
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.74% ± 24.2pp
Total Population 1,617

Population and Household Demographics

Brandon is a city in Rutland County, Vermont with a population of 1,617. There are 649 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 28.35% of households in Brandon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brandon

The median gross income for households in Brandon is $45,804 a year, or $3,817 a month. The median rent for the city is $660 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brandon, a household making less than $2,200 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Brandon.

Area Median Income In Brandon

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 Brandon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rutland County.

In Brandon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,600

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 Brandon

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 Brandon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brandon 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 Brandon 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 Brandon 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