Presque Isle Housing Authority
58 Birch Street
Presque Isle, Aroostook County, ME

207-768-8231 http://www.pihousing.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Presque Isle Housing Authority (PIHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


There are four ways to apply:
1. Visit the PIHA to pick up an application, located at 58 Birch St., Presque Isle, ME 04769, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.
2. Request to have an application emailed, faxed, or mailed by calling 207-768-8231 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The PIHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by government action, or displaced by natural disaster.

More information can be found by visiting the PIHA website at http://www.pihousing.org, or by calling 207-768-8231 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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


The PIHA offers one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and two family communities ranging in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms.

There are four ways to apply:
1. Visit the PIHA to pick up an application, located at 58 Birch St., Presque Isle, ME 04769, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.
2. Request to have an application emailed, faxed, or mailed by calling 207-768-8231 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The PIHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by government action, or displaced by natural disaster.

More information can be found by visiting the PIHA website at http://www.pihousing.org, or by calling 207-768-8231 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Thursday and on Fridays 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Presque Isle Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 185 affordable rental units. It also administers 75 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Presque Isle 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Presque Isle Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (71%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (29%) to that of all housing authorities in Maine, Presque Isle 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, Presque Isle Housing Authority scored an average of 97 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 83 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maine is 83.73.

Presque Isle 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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Presque Isle Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 92. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Pleasant Hill Manor has a passing score.

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

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 Presque Isle Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 4/12/10 Plan
2008 6/13/08 Plan
2007 5/15/07 Plan
2006 6/30/06 Plan
2005 6/24/05 Plan
2004 7/22/04 Plan
2003 5/28/03 Plan
2002 8/15/02 Plan
2001 6/22/01 Plan
2000 9/5/00 Plan

1

Public Housing Projects

185

Public Housing Units

75

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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