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Affordable Housing In Chittenden County
Vermont

98 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chittenden County

Falcon Manor

104 Falcon Manor
Williston, Vermont

Lime Kiln Allocated

378 Lime Kiln Rd
South Burlington, Vermont

Odell Allocated

345 Farrell St
South Burlington, Vermont

Ruggles House

262 S Prospect St
Burlington, Vermont

Thayer House

1197 North Avenue
Burlington, Vermont
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Victoria Place

90 Pearl St
Burlington, Vermont

Echo North and North

21 N Champlain St
Burlington, Vermont

Echo Scattered Sites

211 Park St
Burlington, Vermont

Peterson Place

195 Saint Paul St
Burlington, Vermont

Park Place I

119 Saint Paul St
Burlington, Vermont

Housing Authorities that serve Chittenden County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chittenden County, Vermont

There are 98 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,205 affordable apartments for rent in Chittenden County, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Chittenden County, Vermont

Chittenden County features 2,040 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 Chittenden County, Vermont

There are 2,951 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chittenden County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chittenden County, Vermont

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

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

2021 Chittenden 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
Chittenden County, Vermont Fair Market Rent $1,091 $1,265 $1,628 $2,025 $2,208
Chittenden County, Vermont 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.

Chittenden County, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 98
Total Low Income Apartments 5,205
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,040
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $65,350 ±$1,634
Median Rent $1,102 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.48% ± 2.49pp
Total Population 159,711

Population and Household Demographics

Chittenden County is a county in Vermont with a population of 159,711. There are 63,498 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 35.08% of households in Chittenden County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chittenden County

The median gross income for households in Chittenden County is $65,350 a year, or $5,446 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,102 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chittenden County, a household making less than $3,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Chittenden County.

Area Median Income In Chittenden 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 Chittenden County, 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 Chittenden 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 Chittenden County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chittenden County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,500 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chittenden County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,100 $36,700 $41,300 $45,850 $49,550 $53,200 $56,900 $60,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chittenden County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,350 $58,700 $66,050 $73,350 $79,250 $85,100 $91,000 $96,850

Cities In Chittenden County

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City Served By
Bolton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bolton is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Buels gore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buels gore is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Burlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Burlington are the Burlington Housing Authority and Vermont State Housing Authority.
Charlotte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charlotte is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Colchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colchester is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Essex The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Essex is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Essex Junction The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Essex Junction is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Hinesburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hinesburg is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Huntington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Jericho The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jericho is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Milton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milton is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Richmond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Shelburne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelburne is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
South Burlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Burlington is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
St. George The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. George is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Underhill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Underhill is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Westford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westford is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Williston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williston is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Winooski The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Winooski are the Winooski Housing Authority and Vermont State Housing Authority.