About Brunswick Housing Authority

The Brunswick Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Brunswick, Maine.

The Brunswick Housing Authority serves Brunswick.

Brunswick Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Brunswick Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The BHA offers six public housing communities for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to PO Box A, Brunswick, ME 04011. No documents are needed at this time.

The BHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (207) 725-8711.

Summary

  • What: Brunswick Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application

Last Updated on 10/22/2015.

Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Brunswick Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on October 14, 2015, and is open indefinitely.

Brunswick, ME is about 25 miles northeast of Portland, ME.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here

The BHA has identified the following preferences: Disabled, homeless (the homeless preferences only applied to families with children).

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

Brunswick Housing Authority
PO Box A
Brunswick, ME 04011

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

The BHA will place qualified applicants on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (207) 725-8711.

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.


About the Brunswick Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Brunswick Housing Authority manages 370 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 363 4 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $534 $423 $1,090
Monthly Cost $193,831 $1,690 $3,269

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brunswick 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 15% having issued approximately 26 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 42 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,535 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brunswick Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 53% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 42% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

60% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Brunswick Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $318 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $690. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Brunswick Housing Authority

17 Lincoln St
17 Lincoln Street is a 14 unit low income housing apartment community in Brunswick.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
60 Pleasant St
60 - 62 Pleasant Street is a 6 unit low income housing apartment community in Brunswick.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
36 Pejepscot Ter
Pejepscot Terrace II is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Brunswick.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units