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Senior Public Housing offers subsidized apartments owned and operated by a federally funded housing authority. These apartments are available to people 60 years of age or older or to younger people with disabilities. The units are usually on the ground floor or they have elevator accessibility. Rent is figured at 1/3 of the person’s income or the market rate, whichever is lower. These are independent apartments without extra services.
The following are links to housing authorities in Central Vermont offering senior/disabled housing:
For a statewide list of subsidized housing click here.
Section 8 Housing is a rental assistance program, administered by a housing authority. This program provides rental assistance for tenants who are renting from private landlords. Under Section 8, a tenant would usually pay about 1/3 of their income, with the rest paid directly to the landlord by the housing authority which administers the program. If the total rent for the apartment is over program guidelines, there may be extra charges for the tenant. At this time the waiting list for Section 8 is several years long. You may apply for Section 8 through the housing authorities listed above.