Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on June 12th, 2015.

The MDI and Ellsworth Housing Authorities (MDIEHA) are currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MDIEHA handles five housing authorities:
1. Bar Harbor offers two communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and one family community.
2. Southwest Harbor offers two communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.
3. Mount Desert offers one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.
4.Tremont offers one family community.
5. Ellsworth offers one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 207-288-4770 during normal office hours.
2. Visit the MDIEHA to pick up an application, located at P.O Box 28, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

Summary

  • What: Ellsworth Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Union River Estate 97/100 12/18/2014

Affordable Apartments near Ellsworth Housing Authority

19 Bridge Hill Apts
Bridge Hill Apartments participates in the following programs:
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Rural Development Rental Assistance
25 Tweedie Ln
Meadow View Apartments participates in the following programs:
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Rural Development Rental Assistance

Ellsworth Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Maine: