Public Housing

The Public Housing program enables an individual or family to live in a development owned and managed by the Brattleboro Housing Partnerships. We own and manage 307 apartment homes for seniors, persons with disabilities and families. These homes are found in five developments throughout Brattleboro. All developments have community rooms, with kitchens, recreation space and central laundries (except Moore Court which has washer/dryer hookups).

BHP provides 24 hour maintenance, on site property staff and, in some developments, special programs for adults and youth. Onsite parking is also available everywhere (though it is limited in some developments). Rent in all 5 properties is based on 30% of the families adjusted gross income.

The Mandatory Earned Income Disallowance (MEID) Program is for eligible residents of Public Housing or people with disabilities in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Under MEID, a resident may be able to keep money earned as income instead of paying it towards rent increases. MEID can result in significant savings to a household.

If you want more information or think you or any member of your household might qualify please discuss MEID with the Public Housing property or Section 8 staff. We can’t give you this financial benefit unless you tell us all your household sources of income- especially whenever they change.

FY 2018 Income Limits Summary

Selecting any of the buttons labeled “Explanation” will display detailed calculation steps for each of the various parameters.

FY 2018 Income Limit Area Median Family Income

FY 2018 Income Limit Category Persons in Family
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Windham County, VT $67,900 Very Low (50%) Income Limits ($)

25,200 28,800 32,400 35,950 38,850 41,750 44,600 47,500
Extremely Low Income Limits ($)*

15,100 17,250 20,780 25,100 29,420 33,740 38,060 42,380
Low (80%) Income Limits ($)

40,250 46,000 51,750 57,500 62,100 66,700 71,300 75,900

* The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the definition of extremely low-income to be the greater of 30/50ths (60 percent) of the Section 8 very low-income limit or the poverty guideline as established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provided that this amount is not greater than the Section 8 50% very low-income limit. Consequently, the extremely low income limits may equal the very low (50%) income limits.

Income Limit areas are based on FY 2018 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. For information on FMRs, please see our associated FY 2018 Fair Market Rent documentation system.

For more information please contact:
Courtney Denofrio; Property Manager – Melrose Terrace, Samuel Elliot, & Hayes Court
802-254-6071 Ext. #101