Housing Authority City of Bangor
161 Davis Road
Bangor, Penobscot County, ME

207-942-6365 http://www.bangorhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority City of Bangor Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 13th, 2016.

The Housing Authority City of Bangor Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority City of Bangor Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 12th, 2015.

The Bangor Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


Please note: The BHA does not offer a public housing program for senior/disabled individuals.

The BHA offers two public housing communities for families, ranging in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 207-942-6365 during normal office hours.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to 161 Davis Rd., Bangor, ME 04401. No documents are needed at this time.

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More information can be found by visiting the BHA website at http://www.bangorhousing.org, or by calling 207-942-6365 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority City of Bangor administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 562 affordable rental units. It also administers 445 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority City of Bangor is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 Housing Authority City of Bangor between Public Housing Units (56%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (44%) to that of all housing authorities in Maine, Housing Authority City of Bangor 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 (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, Housing Authority City of Bangor scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2006 and a low score of 89 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maine is 83.73.

Housing Authority City of Bangor 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 Housing Authority City of Bangor.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 1/4/12 Plan
2011 2/15/11 Plan
2010 5/7/10 Plan
2009 12/8/08 Plan
2008 12/27/07 Plan
2007 12/14/06 Plan
2006 12/6/05 Plan
2005 1/7/05 Plan
2004 2/13/04 Plan
2003 11/12/02 Plan
2002 6/25/02 Plan
2001 3/2/01 Plan
2000 6/2/00 Plan