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Job Opportunity: Section 8 Program Manager at Rutland Housing Authority

Posted January 12, 2016

The Rutland Housing Authority is seeking an experienced manager to oversee its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Duties include: administration in accordance with agency policy, and Federal, State and local regulations, determining participant eligibility and ongoing occupancy, record keeping, budgeting, reporting, unit inspections, landlord and community outreach and program monitoring. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or significant past experience with the Section 8 Program. Must be a proven clear thinker, well organized, solution oriented, self-starter, personable and possess computer proficiency.

The RHA offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a generous benefit package and a dynamic supportive work environment.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and current references, in confidence to: Kevin Loso, Executive Director, Rutland Housing Authority, 5 Tremont Street, Rutland, VT 05701 or


November 21: Hickory Street Apartments, Phase II Ribbon Cutting

Posted November 7, 2013

On Thursday, November 21 at 1:30pm join the Rutland Housing Authority and Housing Vermont to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the new Hickory Street neighborhood.  Twenty-three apartments and space for community organizations join the 33 apartments created in the first phase.

On the 21st come to the Community Building at 15 Juneberry Lane in Rutland to take part in all the activities.  All are invited to this community event and to take a free tour of the buildings.



Smokefree Housing: Let’s Clear the Air

Posted April 22, 2013

This free summit will focus on the benefits, implementation, and enforcement of smokefree multi-unit housing policies. This event is ideal for landlords and housing providers, property managers, and housing support staff. Community coalition staff and volunteers and tobacco treatment specialists are encouraged to attend.

Morning coffee & lunch will be served. Each participant will receive a toolkit of resources.

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013/9:00am – 1:30pm
Where: Franklin Conference Center, Rutland, Vermont

Registration is required and only a few seats are left. Register here

For more information, contact the Rutland Area Prevention Coalition 802-775-4199 or

Hosted in partnership by:
Rutland Area Prevention Coalition, Burlington Housing Authority, Rutland Housing Authority, Housing Trust of Rutland County, Support and Services at Home (SASH), & the American Lung Association

View Smokefree Housing Flyer


More of Forest Park disappears

Posted February 14, 2013

For more information on Forest Park, click HERE

By Gordon Dritschillo. Reposted from the Rutland Herald, February 12, 2013


The second phase of the Forest Park replacement project is targeted for completion by the end of the year. Demolition started in December, and as of Monday, foundations had been poured for two of six buildings.

“They should start framing in March,” Rutland Housing Authority executive director Kevin Loso said. “The weather has been cumbersome, but they’re pretty much on schedule for a November or December completion.”

The RHA has been slowly replacing Forest Park with a new development called “Hickory Street Apartments,” named for the newly built Hickory Street, which runs perpendicular to Forest Street. The development is designed to look more like a neighborhood, with even the larger, multi-unit buildings constructed to look like large houses.

Four buildings totaling 11 units and the old community center and maintenance shed came down and are being replaced by seven new buildings — three duplexes, two six-unit buildings, a community center with five one-bedroom units and a new maintenance shed. The total cost for phase two is roughly $7 million, according to Loso. Five buildings with a total of 27 units are all that remain of Forest Park. Those will be replaced in phase three.

“At this point, the precise plan is not in place in terms of unit configurations,” Loso said. “We plan to embark on that in the next three years.”

Phase one remains at 100 percent occupancy, Loso said.

“We’ve seen very little turnover,” he said.

Meanwhile, the city’s waiting list for Section 8 housing vouchers is about to open for the first time since July of 2011.

“It’s been open and closed and open and closed a few times,” Loso said. “It depends on the number of vouchers we have available.”

Loso said 76 vouchers will become available March 1 because of a change in the status of the apartments of Regency Manor. Residents there will have priority for the vouchers, he said, but that not all would be eligible, meaning at least some of the 82 families on the waiting list will get a chance to move off it.

Loso said a family typically spends about two years on the waiting list.

Link to Full Rutland Herald Article