Affordable Housing In Washington County
Vermont

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

South Main Apartments

36 State Dr
Waterbury, VT
$640-1,050
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Washington County Community Housing Project I

45 Pearl St
Barre, VT
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lane Shops Apartments

14 N Franklin St
Montpelier, VT
Subsidized

Cummings Street Family Housing

21 Cummings St
Montpelier, VT
Subsidized

The Morse Block

264 N Main St
Barre, VT
Subsidized

Dogwood Glen Elderly Apartments

67 Dogwood Glen Dr
Northfield, VT
Subsidized

Highgate Apartments

73 Highgate Dr
Barre, VT
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Wells House

16 N Main St
Waterbury, VT
Subsidized

Seven Saint Paul Street

7 St Paul St
Montpelier, VT
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

School Street Apartments

171 School St
Plainfield, VT
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
Barre Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Montpelier Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Vermont

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,484 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Vermont. Washington County features 876 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 608 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 1,484
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 876
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.38%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $58,788 ±$2,277
Median Rent $862 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.29% ± 4.52pp
Total Population 59,132

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in Vermont with a population of 59,132. There are 24,512 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 26.38% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $58,788 a year, or $4,899 a month. The median rent for the county is $862 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.1

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,700

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 Washington 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 Washington County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,550 $18,900 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,550 $31,500 $35,450 $39,350 $42,500 $45,650 $48,800 $51,950
80% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $62,950 $68,000 $73,050 $78,100 $83,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Washington County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2012, 18 low income apartment communities containing 504 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washington County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,550 $31,500 $35,450 $39,350 $42,500 $45,650 $48,800 $51,950
60% of Median $33,060 $37,800 $42,540 $47,220 $51,000 $54,780 $58,560 $62,340

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Washington County is $42,540 a year, or $3,545 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,545 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,064 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $689 $738 $886 $1,023 $1,141 $1,259
60% $827 $886 $1,064 $1,228 $1,370 $1,511
Fair Market Rents in Washington County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$773 $828 $1,090 $1,358 $1,580

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Montpelier 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montpelier is the Montpelier Housing Authority.
Waterbury 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterbury is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Barre 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Barre are the Barre Housing Authority and Vermont State Housing Authority.
Northfield 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northfield is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Waitsfield 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waitsfield is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Berlin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berlin is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Cabot 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cabot is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Plainfield 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plainfield is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Warren 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warren is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Calais 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calais is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Duxbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duxbury is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
East Barre 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Barre is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
East Montpelier 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Montpelier is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Fayston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fayston is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Graniteville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Graniteville is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Marshfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshfield is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Middlesex 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middlesex is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Moretown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moretown is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Roxbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roxbury is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
South Barre 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Barre is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Websterville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Websterville is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Woodbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodbury is the Vermont State Housing Authority.
Worcester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worcester is the Vermont State Housing Authority.