Ellsworth Housing Authority
430 Water Street
Ellsworth, Hancock County, ME

207-288-4770

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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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1

Public Housing Projects

50

Public Housing Units

377

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Ellsworth Housing Authority
430 Water Street
Ellsworth, Hancock County, ME

207-288-4770

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ellsworth Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 50 affordable rental units. It also administers 377 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (12%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (88%) to that of all housing authorities in Maine, Ellsworth Housing Authority has a smaller 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 (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, Ellsworth Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 81 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maine is 83.73.

Ellsworth 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Ellsworth Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 86. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Union River Estates has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Ellsworth Housing Authority owns and manages 50 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Ellsworth Housing Authority is $277.00 compared to the state average of $330.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Maine ranges from a low of $229.00 to a high of $384.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 Ellsworth Housing Authority.

Approved Plan PDF Document
9/1/10 Plan
9/9/08 Plan
9/6/07 Plan
10/3/06 Plan
10/3/05 Plan
10/1/04 Plan
12/17/03 Plan
10/3/02 Plan
12/20/01 Plan
9/18/00 Plan