Brunswick Housing Authority
12 Stone Street
Brunswick, Cumberland County, ME


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Brunswick Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on October 14, 2015, and is open indefinitely.

Brunswick, ME is about 25 miles northeast of Portland, ME.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here

The BHA has identified the following preferences: Disabled, homeless (the homeless preferences only applied to families with children).

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

Brunswick Housing Authority
PO Box A
Brunswick, ME 04011

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

The BHA will place qualified applicants on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (207) 725-8711.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Brunswick Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update October 22nd, 2015.

The Brunswick Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The BHA offers six public housing communities for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to PO Box A, Brunswick, ME 04011. No documents are needed at this time.

The BHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (207) 725-8711.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Brunswick Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 191 affordable rental units. It also administers 453 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Brunswick Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Brunswick Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (30%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (70%) to that of all housing authorities in Maine, Brunswick Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Maine.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, Brunswick Housing Authority scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 77 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maine is 83.73.

Brunswick 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 (, 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 Brunswick Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/13/12 Plan
2011 5/20/11 Plan
2010 5/27/10 Plan
2009 7/2/09 Plan
2008 5/22/08 Plan
2007 5/23/07 Plan
2006 6/30/06 Plan
2005 6/16/05 Plan
2004 7/15/04 Plan
2003 6/13/03 Plan
2002 9/9/02 Plan
2001 6/22/01 Plan
2000 8/10/00 Plan