About Housing Authority City of Bangor

The Housing Authority City of Bangor is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Bangor, Maine.

The Housing Authority City of Bangor serves Bangor.

Housing Authority City of Bangor Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

Please note: The BHA does not offer a public housing program for senior/disabled individuals.

The BHA offers two public housing communities for families, ranging in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 207-942-6365 during normal office hours.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed to 161 Davis Rd., Bangor, ME 04401. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the BHA website at http://www.bangorhousing.org, or by calling 207-942-6365 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/12/2015.

Housing Authority City of Bangor Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority City of Bangor Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

Last Updated on 09/13/2016.


About the Housing Authority City of Bangor Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority City of Bangor manages 409 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
Vouchers 393 3 7 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $466 $487 $380 $363
Monthly Cost $182,954 $1,462 $2,660 $2,179

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority City of Bangor

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 11% having issued approximately 45 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 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 $11,793 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 12% 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 84% 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, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

24% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.

8% 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 Housing Authority City of Bangor Housing Choice Voucher program, 56% include at least one person with a disability. 79% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% 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, 24% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Housing Authority City of Bangor voucher holders in 2016 was $290 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $709. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $69.



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.


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