Affordable Housing In Orleans County
Vermont

Waiting List Openings In Orleans 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.

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orleans County

Newport City Senior Housing

107 Main St
Newport, Vermont
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Glover Senior Housing

23 Dexter Mountain Rd
Glover, Vermont
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Lakebridge Housing

50 Compass Drive
Newport, Vermont
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Governor Prouty Apartments

26 Governor Dr
Newport, Vermont
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Newport Place

246 Elm St
Newport, Vermont
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Johns River Apartments

22 & 29 West Street
Derby, Vermont
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lakeview Housing

16 Governor Dr
Newport, Vermont
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Derby Line Gardens

21 Main St
Derby Line, Vermont
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Rainbow Apartments

25 Church St
Orleans, Vermont
Call For Rent
1 BR

Parkview Housing

143-233 Willey St
Newport, Vermont
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Orleans 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 Orleans County, Vermont

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orleans County, Vermont

There are 32 low income housing apartment communities offering 669 affordable apartments for rent in Orleans County, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Orleans County, Vermont

Orleans County features 202 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 Orleans County, Vermont

There are 454 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orleans County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orleans County, Vermont

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orleans County, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $766 and $936.

2022 Orleans 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
Orleans County, Vermont Fair Market Rent $638 $747 $851 $1,132 $1,244
Orleans County, Vermont Payment Standard Range $574 to $702 $672 to $822 $766 to $936 $1,019 to $1,245 $1,120 to $1,368

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orleans County, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 669
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 202
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $42,831 ±$1,753
Median Rent $700 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.88% ± 4.76pp
Total Population 27,146

Population and Household Demographics

Orleans County is a county in Vermont with a population of 27,146. There are 11,200 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 21.53% of households in Orleans County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orleans County

The median gross income for households in Orleans County is $42,831 a year, or $3,569 a month. The median rent for the county is $700 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orleans County, a household making less than $2,333 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Orleans County.

Area Median Income In Orleans 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 Orleans County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,800

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 Orleans 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 Orleans County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Orleans 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 Orleans 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 Orleans 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 Orleans County

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City Served By
Albany The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albany is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Barton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barton is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Brownington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownington is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Charleston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charleston is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Coventry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coventry is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Craftsbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Craftsbury is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Derby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derby is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Derby Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derby Center is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Derby Line The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derby Line is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Glover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glover is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Greensboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greensboro is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Greensboro Bend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greensboro Bend is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Holland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Irasburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Irasburg is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Jay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jay is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Lowell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Morgan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morgan is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Newport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newport is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Newport Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newport Center is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
North Troy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Troy is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Orleans The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orleans is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Troy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troy is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Westfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westfield is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Westmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westmore is the Vermont State Housing Authority.