Apartments for Rent

We believe everyone deserves access to a safe, quality place to call home.

That’s why we offer beautiful and reliable affordable apartments for rent, maintained to the highest standard. In addition to our apartments and mobile home lots for rent, we develop and manage special needs housing and commercial facilities.


If you are interested in purchasing a home, please visit our NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center.

Rental FAQ

There are three ways to pay your rent:

  1. You can pay your rent online through RentTrack. You will need to register before you can login and pay online, but it is a quick and easy process.
  2. You can stop in at our office at 22 Keith Ave. in Barre (corner of Summer St. and Keith Ave.) to drop off a check in person.
  3. You can mail your rent payment to:
    Downstreet Housing & Community Development
    Attn: Accounts Receivable
    22 Keith Ave, Ste. 100
    Barre, VT 05641

The first step is to download our rental application. After you have downloaded the application you may print it, fill it out by hand, and mail or deliver to our office at 22 Keith Ave., Suite 100, Barre, VT 05641. If you are in need of a place to print your application, please see our list of public libraries on our Community Resources page.

Our available apartments can change very quickly, and many of our buildings have a waiting list. We recommend that you complete an application and indicate all of the locations in which you are interested so that we can discuss the availabilities once your application has been approved. If no units are available upon approval of your rental application you may request to be put on our waiting list.

Rent includes heat, hot water, trash/snow removal and 24 hour emergency maintenance at all properties. Cabot Commons, Evergreen Place, Good Neighbors, Stimson & Graves and the elderly/disabled units at Mad River Meadows also include electricity.

Yes. Applicants with a voucher must still meet all other resident qualifications.

No, we do not. If you are in need of immediate/emergency shelter, please contact Capstone Community Action. They partner with Good Samaritan Haven to provide temporary and emergency housing. After-hours, please call 2-1-1 if you are in need of shelter.

Applications are processed in the order they are received, by date and time. You will be notified of Downstreet's decision within 14 business days* of receipt of your application. If there is a vacancy, you will be notified that your application is being processed for a current vacancy. If there are no vacancies, your name will be added to our waitlist.

*Downstreet collects third party verifications immediately; therefore the processing time may vary and in some cases may take longer if verifications are not returned promptly.

Yes. An Appeal Letter must be submitted to the Appeals Committee in writing within ten calendar days of receipt of the denial. The letter allows the applicant an opportunity to present any information they believe will support the contention that their application should be accepted.

Detailed pet policies vary amongst our communities. Please inquire about your property of interest when you apply.

Yes! Our HomeOwnership Center has a Smart Start Workshop for anyone who would like to learn about budgeting, credit repair, and improving their overall financial fitness. Visit this page for details and to enroll.

We would love to answer your question! Please complete the contact form on our Contact page. We will reply to you as soon as possible.