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Affordable Housing In Readsboro
Bennington County, Vermont

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Readsboro

Readsboro Apartments

439 Tunnel St
Readsboro, Vermont
Income Based
1 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Readsboro

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Readsboro, Vermont

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Readsboro, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Readsboro, Vermont

Readsboro features 24 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 Readsboro, Vermont

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Readsboro, Vermont

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Readsboro, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $842 and $1,029.

2020 Readsboro, 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 Market Rent $753 $821 $935 $1,262 $1,267
Payment Standard Range $678 to $828 $739 to $903 $842 to $1,029 $1,136 to $1,388 $1,140 to $1,394

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Readsboro, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.44%
Average Renter Household Size 1.47
Average Household Size 2.01
Median Household Income $27,917 ±$7,788
Median Rent $473 ±$105
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.67% ± 31.95pp
Total Population 272

Population and Household Demographics

Readsboro is a city in Bennington County, Vermont with a population of 272. There are 135 households in the city with an average household size of 2.01 persons. 44.44% of households in Readsboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Readsboro

The median gross income for households in Readsboro is $27,917 a year, or $2,326 a month. The median rent for the city is $473 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Readsboro, a household making less than $1,577 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Readsboro.

Area Median Income In Readsboro

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

In Readsboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,900

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 Readsboro

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 Readsboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,700 $17,950 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,150 $29,850 $33,600 $37,300 $40,300 $43,300 $46,300 $49,250
80% of Median $41,800 $47,800 $53,750 $59,700 $64,500 $69,300 $74,050 $78,850