BHA’s Section 8 wait list to reopen in April

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Housing Authority announces it is accepting initial wait list applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program between Monday, April 7, at 8 a.m., and Friday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m.

Applications received before or after that period will be returned to the applicant without being added to the Housing Choice Voucher wait list.

For a Section 8 wait-list application, call the Brattleboro Housing Authority at 802-254-6071, visit the BHA office at 224 Melrose Terrace (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), or visit and complete one online.

The BHA office is closed from noon to 1 p.m., weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday.

To be eligible, the applicant must live, work, or have notice to work in Brattleboro, Brookline, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, or Vernon.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very-low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. As housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments.

BHA's website says recipients are free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program - housing isn't limited to units in subsidized housing projects.

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