Affordable Housing In Dorset
Bennington County, Vermont

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Dorset where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 20 affordable apartments in Dorset that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dorset, Vermont

There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Dorset.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.
  • State of Vermont is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Vermont Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Dorset.

Culver Lane Apartments

Culver Lane Rd
Dorset, Vermont
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

East Dorset Housing

Harmony Ln
Dorset, Vermont
Affordable
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Dorset, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Vermont State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Vermont Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dorset.

Dorset, Vermont Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dorset, Vermont

Dorset features 0 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 Dorset, Vermont

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dorset.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dorset, Vermont

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dorset landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Dorset.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dorset, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,008 and $1,232.

2023 Dorset, 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
Dorset, Vermont Fair Market Rent $849 $886 $1,120 $1,455 $1,578
Dorset, Vermont Payment Standard Range $764 to $934 $797 to $975 $1,008 to $1,232 $1,310 to $1,601 $1,420 to $1,736

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dorset, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 20
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.71%
Average Renter Household Size 1.18
Average Household Size 1.48
Median Household Income $69,022 ±$55,624
Median Rent $784 ±$550
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.46% ± 29.96pp
Total Population 311

Population and Household Demographics

Dorset is a city in Bennington County, Vermont with a population of 311. There are 210 households in the city with an average household size of 1.48 persons. 45.71% of households in Dorset are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dorset

The median gross income for households in Dorset is $69,022 a year, or $5,752 a month. The median rent for the city is $784 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dorset, a household making less than $2,613 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Dorset.

Area Median Income In Dorset

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 Dorset, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bennington County.

In Dorset, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,400

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 Dorset

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 Dorset

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dorset AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,000 $20,600 $23,150 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dorset AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dorset AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,000 $54,850 $61,700 $68,550 $74,050 $79,550 $85,050 $90,500