The RHA is dedicated to building healthy, safe, vibrant neighborhoods by creating and offering service-enriched housing opportunities.
The Rutland Housing Authority has served the Rutland community since 1963 with housing that is affordable and service enriched. As one of eight municipal Public Housing Authorities in the State of Vermont, we administer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs, affordable housing developments and supportive services for our residents and the community at large.
We are governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Rutland. Although the bulk of our funding is through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), our work is enhanced and supported by our many community partners.
The Housing Authority manages 220 apartments and a Section 8 Program that provides assistance on behalf of 472 households in and around the City of Rutland.
In 2020 the RHA completed the redevelopment of the Forest Park Public Housing project. Originally consisting of 75 obsolete apartments, the site has been completely redeveloped and now includes 78 new high-quality, attractive, energy-efficient units for people of all incomes. A new community building hosts The Children’s Discovery Center for Early Learning and a childcare center. A maintenance garage enables us to better serve all of our housing sites. In addition to the new buildings the initiative includes a wider city street, sidewalks, driveways parking lots, lighting, infrastructure, landscaping and a community garden and a playground. This transformative project was a joint effort with Evernorth and a variety of funding partners, including the Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Vermont Housing Conservation Board, Vermont Community Development Program, the City of Rutland, Vermont Community Loan Fund, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Senator Patrick Leahy, TD Bank and Merchant’s Bank. View Hickory Street Impact Statement
RHA supports a number of resident service initiatives intended to help residents achieve self-sufficiency, healthy living and the ability to successfully age in place. I encourage you to learn more about the SASH Program (Support And Services at Home) on our Resident Services page. RHA services have been recognized by the American Association of Service Coordinators, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and HAC Group with awards of excellence.
We are proud of our record and for the opportunity to serve our communities. We welcome your interest and inquiry. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.
Kevin L. Loso
Chief Executive Officer
To maximizing the creation of employment, training and contracting opportunities for low- and very low-income persons.
To solicit bids from companies led by minorities, women and disabled individuals.
- New lease on life for Rutland neighborhood
At the close of October 2018, RHA and Housing Vermont celebrated the completion of the Hickory Street neighborhood with tenants, funders, partners, officials and legislators (WCAX-TV, October 29, 2018)
- Housing Authority receives annual grant to help growing need
In September 2018, RHA received funding for 14 Section 8 Mainstream vouchers specifically for non-elderly people with disabilities who are homeless or in danger of homelessness (Rutland Herald, September 19, 2018)
- Final phase of city housing plan starts
The final phase of the new Hickory Street development has begun (Rutland Herald, July 15, 2017)
- $22 Million Public Housing Makeover Turns Rutland Eyesore Into An Asset
(VPR News, July 17, 2017)