Biddeford Housing Authority
22 South Street
Bidderford, York County, ME

207-282-6537

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Biddeford Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 118 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Biddeford Housing Authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Biddeford Housing Authority is among the 20% of Maine housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Biddeford Housing Authority scored an average of 97 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 88 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maine is 83.73.

Biddeford Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Maine housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Biddeford Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 11/9/09 Plan
2009 11/4/08 Plan
2008 11/7/07 Plan
2007 11/16/06 Plan
2006 10/31/05 Plan
2005 11/18/04 Plan
2004 11/7/03 Plan
2003 11/5/02 Plan
2002 11/30/01 Plan
2001 5/24/01 Plan
2000 8/4/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Bidderford from ApartmentSmart

118

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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