Who lives in WWHT’s affordable housing?

We serve families and individuals, men, women, and children of all ages, persons with disabilities and special needs, and the elderly. The vast majority of our tenants and homeowners are local families who have lived in the area for a long time. Surveys of our residents reveal both renter and homeowner households have lived in the region for an average of more than 20 years. Indeed, this area is their home.

Our residents are largely working people, employed by  area businesses. Many are or have been employees of the Town of Brattleboro, Price Chopper, the Brattleboro Retreat, the Brattleboro Food Co-op, Omega Optical, the State of Vermont, GS Precision, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, Pepsi, Eden Park, and C&S Wholesale Grocers, to name a few.

We also serve the housing needs of the community’s most needy families. These individuals and families typically have incomes at or below the poverty level, with an annual income, for example, of less than $21,050 for a single individual or $27,100 for a family of three (based on March 2007 income figures). Moreover, we serve moderate income homebuyers through the HomeOwnership Center of Southeastern Vermont. Click here to learn more about the HomeOwnership Program.

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