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Utility Allowance Update

The Burlington Housing Authority is required to annually review the cost and consumption of your utilities and adjust the utility allowances if it is determined that costs have increased or decreased by 10 percent or more.   

The annual independent utility allowance review was conducted and based on consumption and costs data since January 2020 we have determined that an increase is warranted. 

Your utility allowance increased within a range of $6 to $20 depending on your size apartment. This means your rent will decrease when recalculated using the new allowances by the same range.   The proposed utility allowances are open for thirty days for your review and comment. Due to COVID-19 and you not having access to the community centers where they will be posted.  You can find your address to see how much your allowance will increase.

Any comments should be made in writing and sent to Burlington Housing Authority, PO Box 2380, Burlington, NC  27216 or email to  These comments must be received no later than April 14, 2021.

After the thirty-day comment period and board approval, the effective date of implementation of the new utility allowances will be June 1, 2021.  You will see a different rent amount on your June statement due to the recalculation whether or not your income and deductions changed at recertification.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your housing manager.