Eligibility for Project-Based Section 8 Housing

To be eligible for Rutland Housing Authority’s Project-Based Section 8 Housing assistance program you must:


  • Have a household income that is no more than the Very Low Income Limit (see income limits) established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Section 8 Programs.
  • 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.


Project-Based Section 8 Sites - learn more about each of RHA's housing sites:
Download an Application
View RHA's 2020 Administrative Plan for Section 8 Programs: