Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Windsor County, VT

Discover affordable housing in Windsor County where there are 42+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Pleasant Brook

130 Pleasant St, Chester, Vermont 05143


Dug Rd, Ludlow, Vermont 0

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Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Windsor County, Vermont
$10.95 (+80%) more than Vermont minimum wage and $17.37 (+240%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Windsor 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Windsor County, Vermont.

Go to the Vermont Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Windsor County.

How many renters live in Windsor County, Vermont?

The County of Windsor County has 57,832 people living in 24,536 households.

There are 12,494 renters living in 5,742 renter households in this County. Renters make up 21.6 percent of the population living in Windsor County.

What is the rental market like in Windsor County, Vermont?

There are an estimated 34,673 housing units in the Windsor County area. Of these, 6,309 units are rental homes, making up 18 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Windsor County, Vermont, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Windsor County?

The rental vacancy rate in Windsor County is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Windsor County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Windsor County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
653 1,918 1,813 981 262
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Windsor County

A large number of apartments in Windsor County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Windsor County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 42 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Windsor County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,039 to $1,731. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,039
One BR $1,136
Two BR $1,300
Three BR $1,725
Four BR $1,731
2024 Fair Market Rents in Windsor County, Vermont

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Windsor County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 296 45 percent
One BR 1,490 78 percent
Two BR 1,048 58 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Windsor County, Vermont

How many affordable rental units are in Windsor County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Windsor County, Vermont including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 754
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 359
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 50
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 221
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Windsor County, Vermont

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Windsor County, Vermont

Windsor County features 714 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 Windsor County, Vermont

There are 577 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Windsor County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Windsor County, Vermont

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Windsor County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Windsor County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Windsor County, Vermont for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,170 and $1,430.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.