The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA), has contracted with ICF Macro, Inc. to conduct a market rental survey of the Burlington-South Burlington, VT MSA area. The rental survey will include the City of Burlington and South Burlington, and other towns in Chittenden County as well as parts of Franklin and Grand Isle counties.

The Market Rent Survey will ask renters about their housing cost, such as rent and utilities paid each month. The Vermont State Housing Authority will use the responses to the survey, along with other randomly selected households in the area, to establish accurate housing assistance standards for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and other programs for the Fiscal Year 2019. A similar study was conducted in 2016, and found local rents to be higher than estimated by the data collected from a Federal study. The results of that study helped Vermont obtain additional resources to support those in need of housing assistance. Additionally, the data will be used to develop better housing programs that serve the area; low and moderated income households.

The survey will be conducted during the months of October, November and December 2018. The survey will be done through the USPS mail from ICF, a private research company hired to conduct the study. For more information contact ICF by email at FMRStudy@nullicfsurveysupport.com or by contacting the Vermont State Housing Authority at 802-828-3295.

The survey letter will carry the Vermont State Housing Name and Logo. Please note the survey was mailed out of the State of Virginia.

All information provided in the rental survey will be kept confidential.

To view a sample of the survey letter sent out, please go here.


The Vermont State Housing Authority has been in the business of providing critical housing assistance in Vermont for 50 years.

Established in 1968, VSHA has the distinction of being the first statewide housing authority in the nation.  Throughout our history, we have aggressively and compassionately pursued opportunities to provide and make housing more accessible and affordable for Vermonters.  Today, we serve more than 8200 families and are active in almost every community within the state.  Our affordable housing initiatives reach many Vermonters, from senior citizens, young families, those who are homeless and those with special needs to residents of mobile home parks. We invite you to travel through our website and see the many housing opportunities and services we provide.

Vermont State Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry or place of birth, age, U.S. Military Veteran status, familial status, marital status, disability, HIV status, or because income is derived in whole or in part from public assistance in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

VSHA is committed to equal housing and employment opportunity and will consider reasonable accommodations upon request.  Free interpreter services are available.  Please tell us if you need an interpreter or other accommodation.


French – Des services d’interprétation gratuits sont disponibles pour nos programmes. Vous êtes prié de nous faire savoir si vous avez besoin d’un interprète ou d’une assistance quelconque.

Russian – Для наших программ предлагаются бесплатные услуги переводчика. Пожалуйста, сообщите нам, если Вам требуется переводчик или другая помощь.

Serbo-Croatian – Za sve naše programe na raspolaganju su vam besplatne prevodilačke usluge. Molimo vas da nam javite ukoliko vam je potreban prevodilac ili bilo koja druga vrsta usluge.

Spanish – Hay servicios gratis de interpretación disponibles para nuestros programas. Por favor, avísenos si necesita un intérprete u otra acomodación.

Swahili – Huduma ya Utafsiri inapatikana bure. Tafadhali tueleze kama unahitaji mfasiri au huduma nyinginezo.

Vietnamese – Hiện có các dịch vụ thông dịch miễn phí cho các chương trình của chúng tôi. Xin cho chúng tôi biết nếu quý vị cần một thông dịch viên hay các thích nghi khác.