VHFA recently launched a redesigned, user-friendly Vermont Directory of Affordable Rental Housing at housingdata.org. The renovated site includes improved search tools and more information people looking for an apartment need, such as rent and income limits, property photos, proximity to public transportation, accessibility features, and pet policies.
Development of the new website was supported in part by TD Charitable Foundation, AARP Vermont, and CVOEO’s HUD Inclusive and Vibrant Communities Vermont Grant.
The site’s online directory is updated in real time by property managers and provides information about every Vermont apartment building that serves lower income tenants and received public subsidies during its development to help rents be affordable.
“We are delighted to offer expanded information about vacancies and the status of the wait-list for occupancy in Vermont’s affordable rental housing stock.” said VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter. “Since vacancies are snapped up quickly in many parts of the state, we wanted to optimize the site’s ability to connect lower income apartment seekers to the information they need to find and affordable place to live.”
Housing managers and owners with questions or comments about the website are encouraged to contact VHFA.