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Affordable Housing In Fair Haven
Rutland County, Vermont

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fair Haven

The Owen House

3 Union St
Fair Haven, Vermont
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Appletree Apartments

Appletree Ln
Fair Haven, Vermont
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Fair Haven

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fair Haven, Vermont

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 61 affordable apartments for rent in Fair Haven, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Fair Haven, Vermont

Fair Haven features 48 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 Fair Haven, Vermont

There are 13 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fair Haven.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fair Haven, Vermont

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fair Haven, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $826 and $1,010.

2021 Fair Haven, 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 Haven, Vermont Fair Market Rent $764 $779 $918 $1,252 $1,378
Fair Haven, Vermont Payment Standard Range $688 to $840 $701 to $857 $826 to $1,010 $1,127 to $1,377 $1,240 to $1,516

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fair Haven, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 61
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $39,583 ±$9,810
Median Rent $831 ±$112
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.45% ± 15.21pp
Total Population 2,238

Population and Household Demographics

Fair Haven is a city in Rutland County, Vermont with a population of 2,238. There are 985 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 42.03% of households in Fair Haven are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fair Haven

The median gross income for households in Fair Haven is $39,583 a year, or $3,299 a month. The median rent for the city is $831 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fair Haven, a household making less than $2,770 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Fair Haven.

Area Median Income In Fair Haven

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

In Fair Haven, 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 Fair Haven

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 Fair Haven

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fair Haven 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 Fair Haven 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 Fair Haven 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