Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Vermont

As of July 8th 2020, there are 7 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Vermont.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 7 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Vermont that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting List Last Updated On
Rutland, Vermont May 3rd, 2019
Springfield Housing Authority July 12th, 2017
Barre Housing Authority June 15th, 2017
Montpelier Housing Authority June 15th, 2017
Bennington Housing Authority June 15th, 2017
Winooski, Vermont June 28th, 2018
State of Vermont Transitional Housing and Displaced August 8th, 2019

There are 10 housing authorities in Vermont which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
State of Vermont Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 1st, 2020