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; and
  • 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; or
  • You have a negative landlord history