Affordable Housing In Montpelier
Washington County, Vermont

Affordable Housing programs support 190 income based apartments in Montpelier where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 172 affordable apartments in Montpelier that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Montpelier, Vermont

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

  • 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 Montpelier.

French Block

32 Main Street
Montpelier, Vermont
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Lane Shops Apartments

14 N Franklin St
Montpelier, Vermont
Rent Assisted

Cummings Street Family Housing

21 Cummings St
Montpelier, Vermont
Rent Assisted

Seven Saint Paul Street

7 St Paul St
Montpelier, Vermont
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lane Shops

1 Mechanic St
Montpelier, Vermont
Affordable

River Station Apartments

221 Barre St
Montpelier, Vermont
Affordable

Prospect Street Housing

3 Prospect St
Montpelier, Vermont
Rent Assisted

River Station

193 Barre St
Montpelier, Vermont
Affordable

Bianchi Building

208 Barre St
Montpelier, Vermont
Affordable

Pioneer Apartments

155 Main St
Montpelier, Vermont
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Montpelier, 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
Montpelier Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Montpelier.

Montpelier, Vermont Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Montpelier, Vermont

Montpelier features 190 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 Montpelier, Vermont

There are 172 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Montpelier.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Montpelier, Vermont

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Montpelier landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Montpelier.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Montpelier, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,130 and $1,381.

2023 Montpelier, 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
Montpelier, Vermont Fair Market Rent $839 $953 $1,255 $1,584 $1,690
Montpelier, Vermont Payment Standard Range $755 to $923 $858 to $1,048 $1,130 to $1,381 $1,426 to $1,742 $1,521 to $1,859

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Montpelier, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 362
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 190
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.5%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $61,588 ±$4,837
Median Rent $892 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.26% ± 7.79pp
Total Population 7,712

Population and Household Demographics

Montpelier is a city in Washington County, Vermont with a population of 7,712. There are 3,510 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 43.5% of households in Montpelier are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Montpelier

The median gross income for households in Montpelier is $61,588 a year, or $5,132 a month. The median rent for the city is $892 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Montpelier, a household making less than $2,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Montpelier.

Area Median Income In Montpelier

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 Montpelier, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Montpelier, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,400

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 Montpelier

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 Montpelier

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Montpelier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Montpelier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,000 $36,600 $41,150 $45,700 $49,400 $53,050 $56,700 $60,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Montpelier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,200 $58,500 $65,800 $73,100 $78,950 $84,800 $90,650 $96,500