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Affordable Housing In Washington County
Vermont

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

South Main Apartments

36 State Dr
Waterbury, Vermont
$640-1,050
1-3 BR

Washington County Community Housing Project I

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

Lane Shops Apartments

14 N Franklin St
Montpelier, Vermont
Subsidized

Cummings Street Family Housing

21 Cummings St
Montpelier, Vermont
Subsidized

The Morse Block

264 N Main St
Barre, Vermont
Subsidized

Dogwood Glen Elderly Apartments

67 Dogwood Glen Dr
Northfield, Vermont
Subsidized

Highgate Apartments

73 Highgate Dr
Barre, Vermont
Subsidized

Wells House

16 N Main St
Waterbury, Vermont
Subsidized

Seven Saint Paul Street

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

School Street Apartments

171 School St
Plainfield, Vermont
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

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

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.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Vermont

Washington County features 876 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 Washington County, Vermont

There are 608 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Vermont

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $977 and $1,195.

2021 Washington 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
Fair Market Rent $717 $824 $1,086 $1,358 $1,532
Payment Standard Range $645 to $789 $742 to $906 $977 to $1,195 $1,222 to $1,494 $1,379 to $1,685

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.

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 $80,300

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 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 $16,900 $19,300 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,150 $32,150 $36,150 $40,150 $43,400 $46,600 $49,800 $53,000
80% of Median $45,000 $51,400 $57,850 $64,250 $69,400 $74,550 $79,700 $84,850

Cities In Washington County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

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