Augusta Housing Authority

33 Union Street
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
(207) 626-2357

Augusta Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Augusta, Maine that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Augusta Housing Authority serves Augusta.

Open Now: Open Indefinitely Maine Centralized Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting List is a partnership between all 24 housing authorities in Maine. Applicants submit one application to apply to a centralized waiting list. Selected applicants will be placed on the centralized waiting list, and will be under consideration for every participating housing authority. Waiting list information can be found on our page here.

About Augusta Housing Authority

More information about Augusta Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.augustahousing.org.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/21/2019, it is not known if Augusta Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Augusta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Augusta Housing Authority manages 337 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 227 2 1 10 96
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $397 $348 $530 $785 $327
Monthly Cost $90,100 $696 $530 $7,845 $31,382

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Augusta Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 18% having issued approximately 30 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $11,324 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 8% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 89% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 32% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

23% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 17% of households with children have a female head of household. 56% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Augusta Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 54% include at least one person with a disability. 80% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 88% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

58% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 13% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Augusta Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $301 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $647. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $70.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.