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Affordable Housing In Burlington
Chittenden County, Vermont

52 Low Income Apartment Communities In Burlington

Bobbin Mill Apartments

234 S Champlain St
Burlington, Vermont
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

95 North Avenue Apartments

95 N Ave
Burlington, Vermont
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Bright Street Apartments

Bright St
Burlington, Vermont

Cambrian Rise

375 North Avenue
Burlington, Vermont

South Square Apartments

101 College St
Burlington, Vermont
Subsidized

Fern Hill Housing

214 N Prospect St
Burlington, Vermont
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wharf Lane Apartments

57 Maple St
Burlington, Vermont
Subsidized

Pennington House

1822 North Ave
Burlington, Vermont
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mckenzie House Apartments

43 Elmwood Ave
Burlington, Vermont
Subsidized

Peterson Place Apartments

97A King St
Burlington, Vermont
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Burlington

Housing Authority Programs
Burlington 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 Burlington, Vermont

There are 52 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,906 affordable apartments for rent in Burlington, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Burlington, Vermont

Burlington features 1,214 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 Burlington, Vermont

There are 1,692 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Burlington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Burlington, Vermont

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Burlington landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Burlington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Burlington, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,465 and $1,791.

2021 Burlington, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,091 $1,265 $1,628 $2,025 $2,208
Payment Standard Range $982 to $1,200 $1,139 to $1,392 $1,465 to $1,791 $1,823 to $2,228 $1,987 to $2,429

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Burlington, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 2,906
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,214
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 59.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $44,671 ±$2,849
Median Rent $1,050 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.78% ± 4.09pp
Total Population 42,570

Population and Household Demographics

Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont with a population of 42,570. There are 16,153 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 59.75% of households in Burlington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Burlington

The median gross income for households in Burlington is $44,671 a year, or $3,723 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,050 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Burlington, a household making less than $3,500 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Burlington.

Area Median Income In Burlington

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 Burlington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chittenden County.

In Burlington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,700

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 Burlington

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 Burlington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,500 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $32,100 $36,700 $41,300 $45,850 $49,550 $53,200 $56,900 $60,550
80% of Median $51,350 $58,700 $66,050 $73,350 $79,250 $85,100 $91,000 $96,850