About ACCT: Who We Are & What We Do
Since 1990, ACCT has been creating and conserving affordable housing in Addison County to ensure that all of our neighbors--low and middle income families, seniors, and individuals--have a safe, affordable place to call home. Over the past 25 years, ACCT has become the lead developer, manager, and steward of affordable housing assets in Addison County, an area with continued, pressing need.
ACCT has received accolades for its energy efficient design and use of "smart growth" principles. Several of our developments, including Middlebury South Village Apartments and Stone Hill Apartments in Middlebury, have won Smart Growth Awards and achieved a 5+ star rating from Efficiency Vermont.
The Need for Affordable Housing
Over 4,000 Addison County residents--or about one in ten--live in poverty. For a family of four, this means earning about $24,000 per year or less and corresponds to about 30 percent of area median income for similar families. A family at that income level can afford to pay $600 per month in rent without exceeding 30 percent of their income, the level generally considered "affordable."