Apply for rental housing

Step 1

Complete Rental Housing Application

All households must complete this step.

Step 2

Subsidized Addendum

ONLY Complete if you have very low income. See chart in tab below.

Step 3

Co-op Housing

ONLY Complete if you are interested in co-op housing. See information in tab below.

Step 4

Manufactured Home

ONLY Complete if you are interested in a mobile home park slot. See information in tab below.

Step 5

Submit Your Forms

All Households Must Complete the Rental Housing Application

Regardless of income or type of housing needed, a completed application must be submitted to Champlain Housing Trust in order to apply for apartments, co-ops or manufactured housing communities.

We are currently experiencing longer than average waitlist times due to the area’s low vacancy rate. Approved applicants may wait over 11 months to be offered an apartment.

Download Rental Application

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

























Rent and Vouchers*:

• ALL rents are fixed and not based on income

• Housing Choice Vouchers are accepted for both Market Rate and Tax Credit Apartments

If your household income is low please review the Subsidized Addendum below.

*You may be eligible for a voucher from a housing authority. The Voucher will adjust and set your rent at one of our apartments according to your income; you will only pay a percentage of your income for rent. 

This is a separate application. Please contact them directly:

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

If your household income is below the amounts shown in the table, and you do not have a voucher, you should complete the ADDENDUM FOR SUBSIDIZED PROPERTIES 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.

Download Addendum

Quick Links

We do not offer emergency housing. If you need emergency housing, please call 211 to be connected with Vermont Economic Services.

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.