Burlington Housing Authority
Serving the greater Burlington, VT area since 1961, BHA assists over 2,100 low-income households by providing access to safe, affordable housing and retention support services that promote self-sufficiency and vibrant neighborhoods. With a 50-person staff and an annual operating budget of approximately $26 million, BHA has consistently been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a “High Performer” agency. BHA’s HUD-funded Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program assists with affordability of both rental housing and home ownership while allowing recipients mobility in choosing housing in neighborhoods that best meet their needs. Rental assistance is also provided under a number of other programs serving special needs populations, with partnership support from multiple state and local organizations. Additionally, BHA owns and/or manages approximately 650 federally-assisted apartments with affordable rents that house seniors, people with disabilities, and families. To help prevent homelessness, BHA also provides a variety of housing retention supportive services to its residents and program participants.