Eligibility for Public Housing

To be eligible for Rutland Housing Authority’s Public Housing assistance program you must:


  • Have a household income that is within the income limits established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Public Housing.
  • Demonstrate eligibility for local preferences.
  • Verify all income, assets, and allowable exclusions.
  • Show that you are likely to be a good resident.


You may be disqualified if:
  • you have a poor record of paying your rent.
  • you have a record of disturbing the peace of your neighbors.
  • you have been convicted for criminal activity (drug related and/or violent criminal behavior are grounds for immediate disqualification). If any household member has ever been convicted of drug-related criminal activity for the production or manufacture of methamphetamine in any location, not just federally assisted housing, the family will be denied assistance.
  • you have a negative landlord history.


Public Housing Sites - learn more about each of RHA's public housing sites:
Download a Public Housing Application
View RHA's 2018 Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy:    Introduction - Chapter 5      Chapters 6 - 11     Chapters 12 - Glossary