Lewiston Housing Authority
1 College Street Lewiston, Maine 04240

207-783-1423

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lewiston Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 437 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,391 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lewiston Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lewiston Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in Maine, Lewiston 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 (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, Lewiston Housing Authority scored an average of 96 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 90 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maine is 83.73.

Lewiston 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.

Lewiston Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 85. The scores for properties managed by Lewiston Housing Authority range from a high of 89 to a low of 80.

The highest scoring property in the Lewiston Housing Authority portfolio is Hillview R.a. & L.p. and the lowest scoring property is Blake Street Towers.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Lewiston Housing Authority have 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. Lewiston Housing Authority owns and manages 437 public housing units in 4 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Lewiston Housing Authority is $338.00 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)

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.

4

Public Housing Projects

437

Public Housing Units

1,391

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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