Affordable Housing In Essex County
Vermont

Waiting List Openings In Essex County

State of Vermont Waiting List

The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) State Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from October 1, 2022 at 7:45 am ET, until further notice.

How to Apply for the State of Vermont Waiting List.

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Essex County

Gilman Senior Housing

29 & 31 Jefferson Ave
Lunenburg, Vermont
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Green Hill Apartments

41 Green Hill Rd
Canaan, Vermont
Subsidized

Sunrise Manor

94 Main St
Island Pond, Vermont
Subsidized

Hillside Acres

Curran Ave
Island Pond, Vermont
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Essex County, 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 Essex County, Vermont

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Essex County, Vermont

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 56 affordable apartments for rent in Essex County, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Essex County, Vermont

Essex County 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 Essex County, Vermont

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Essex County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Essex County, Vermont

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Essex County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Essex County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Essex County, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2022 Essex 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
Essex County, Vermont Fair Market Rent $585 $654 $781 $1,032 $1,085
Essex County, Vermont Payment Standard Range $527 to $644 $589 to $719 $703 to $859 $929 to $1,135 $977 to $1,194

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Essex County, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 56
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 56
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $36,599 ±$1,779
Median Rent $689 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.04% ± 8.86pp
Total Population 6,207

Population and Household Demographics

Essex County is a county in Vermont with a population of 6,207. There are 2,701 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 20.18% of households in Essex County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Essex County

The median gross income for households in Essex County is $36,599 a year, or $3,050 a month. The median rent for the county is $689 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Essex County, a household making less than $2,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Essex County.

Area Median Income In Essex 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 Essex County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,400

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 Essex 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 Essex County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Essex County 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 Essex County 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 Essex County 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

Cities In Essex County

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City Served By
Averill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Averill is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Avery's gore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avery's gore is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Beecher Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beecher Falls is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Bloomfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomfield is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Brighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brighton is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Brunswick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brunswick is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Canaan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canaan is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Concord The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
East Haven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Haven is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Ferdinand The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ferdinand is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Granby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granby is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Guildhall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Guildhall is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Island Pond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Island Pond is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Lemington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemington is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Lewis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewis is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Lunenburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lunenburg is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Maidstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maidstone is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Norton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norton is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Victory The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Victory is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Warner's grant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warner's grant is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Warren's gore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warren's gore is the Vermont State Housing Authority.