Apply for rental housing
Preliminary Rental Housing Application
Until You Are Notified That You Are Near the Top of One or More Waitlists
Rental Housing Application.
SUBMIT YOUR FORMS
Via Email, Fax, Mail or Drop Off
Step 1: Complete Preliminary Rental Housing Application
Regardless of desired housing program, a completed preliminary application must be submitted to Champlain Housing Trust. You will receive a letter confirming receipt of your preliminary application.
Step 2: Wait Until You Are Notified That You Are Near the Top of One or More Waitlists
• Champlain Housing Trust’s rental housing programs use a waitlist system, based on the date a preliminary application is received.
• Please note, we are currently experiencing longer than average wait times due to the area’s low vacancy rate. Applicants may wait over 12 months after submitting a preliminary application before moving to the next step.
Step 3: Complete Rental Housing Application
We hold your preliminary application until you are near the top of one or more chosen waitlists. At this time, we will request that you complete the rental housing application. We will process your application including a credit and criminal screening, as well as checking your listed rental references.
Step 4: Submit Your Forms
EMAIL: [email protected] OR
FAX: (802-862-5054) OR
MAIL or DROP OFF: 88 King Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or 13 Lake St, St. Albans, VT 05478
Rent and Vouchers:
If you cannot afford rent with your income, you may be eligible for a Voucher from a Housing Authority. Apply for a Voucher by contacting the Housing Authorities listed below:
Burlington Housing Authority, 65 Main Street, Burlington 802-864-0538
Winooski Housing Authority, 83 Barlow Street, Winooski 802-655-2360
Vermont State Housing Authority, 1 Prospect Street, Montpelier 800-820-5119
Completing an Application May Qualify Your Household for:
• Market Rate apartment (no income limits) or
• Tax Credit apartment (income limits apply, see chart below)
Number of People in Household
Annual Minimum Income
Market Rate Income
If your household income is below the amounts shown in the table, and you do not have a voucher, you should select properties from the OPTIONAL SUBSIDIZED WAITLIST SECTION to be added to the wait lists for those properties.
Households pay 30% of their income toward rent in subsidized apartments. Some properties are only for senior or disabled households.
Most of us understand renting or owning; cooperative housing is a third option. Co-op members are both residents and shareholders of their property. They work together to keep their property and community running well, sharing the responsibilities that a homeowner or landlord typically handles. If you would like to live in a co-op, please complete this addendum to be added to the waitlist.
If you would like to rent a lot in a Manufactured Housing Community managed by Champlain Housing Trust, please complete this addendum and provide information on the manufactured home you will be placing on the lot.
Of course! We can offer answers to your questions by phone at (802) 861-7350 or email at [email protected]. Please be sure to leave your questions in our voicemail box if you must leave a message. Please note that Champlain Housing Trust offices are currently closed to the public, so we are unable to offer assistance in-person.
We accept applications in the following ways:
By mail or drop-off to our physical locations:
• 88 King Street, Burlington, VT 05401
• 13 Lake Street, St. Albans, VT 05478
By fax to: 802.862.5054
By email, as a single .pdf document, to: [email protected]
Due to our area’s low vacancy rates, especially for affordable housing, approved applicants are currently experiencing longer than average wait times being offered an apartment. We are seeing average wait times of over 11 months. We are unable to estimate the length of time an applicant will remain on any of the waitlists before being offered an apartment. Each of our waitlists moves independently, and only moves up when current tenants choose to move out. Approved applicants towards the top of any waitlist are notified when an apartment becomes available.