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Affordable Housing In Wells
Rutland County, Vermont

Housing Authorities that serve Wells

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wells, Vermont

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Wells, Vermont.

Income Based Apartments in Wells, Vermont

Wells features 0 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 Wells, Vermont

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wells, Vermont

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wells, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $826 and $1,010.

2021 Wells, 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
Wells, Vermont Fair Market Rent $764 $779 $918 $1,252 $1,378
Wells, Vermont Payment Standard Range $688 to $840 $701 to $857 $826 to $1,010 $1,127 to $1,377 $1,240 to $1,516

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wells, VT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $41,528 ±$15,955
Median Rent $683 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.57% ± 78.41pp
Total Population 354

Population and Household Demographics

Wells is a city in Rutland County, Vermont with a population of 354. There are 145 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 14.48% of households in Wells are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wells

The median gross income for households in Wells is $41,528 a year, or $3,461 a month. The median rent for the city is $683 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wells, a household making less than $2,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Wells.

Area Median Income In Wells

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 Wells, the AMI is calculated from all households within Rutland County.

In Wells, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,600

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 Wells

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 Wells

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wells AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $18,800 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wells AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wells AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,150 $56,400 $62,650 $67,700 $72,700 $77,700 $82,700