About Housing Authority of the City of Brewer

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Brewer serves Brewer.

Housing Authority of the City of Brewer Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

Housing Authority of the City of Brewer (HACB) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3 Bedrooms is currently open. This waiting list opened on August 1, 2017, and is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the HACB office, located at 5 Colonial Circle, Suite 1, Brewer, ME 04412.
  2. Request an application by calling (207) 989-7890.

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

Please note: The HACB prefers applicants apply in person so all necessary documents are provided, and all required information has been provided on the application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly; disabled; family (more than 1 person lives in the household); resident of Brewer Eddington, Holden , or Orrington; working 35+ hours per week or full-time student.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, read the HACB public notice, visit the HACB website, or call the office at (207) 989-7890.

Last Updated on 08/15/2017.

Dirigo Efficiency, 1 & 2 Bedroom Waiting List Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

Housing Authority of the City of Brewer (HACB) Dirigo waiting list for Efficiency, 1 and 2 Bedrooms is currently open. This waiting list opened on August 1, 2017, and is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the HACB office, located at 5 Colonial Circle, Suite 1, Brewer, ME 04412.
  2. Request an application by calling (207) 989-7890.

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

Please note: The HACB prefers applicants apply in person so all necessary documents are provided, and all required information has been provided on the application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly; disabled; family (more than 1 person lives in the household); resident of Brewer Eddington, Holden , or Orrington; working 35+ hours per week or full-time student.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, read the HACB public notice, visit the HACB website, or call the office at (207) 989-7890.

Last Updated on 08/15/2017.

Chamberlain Place Senior 1 & 2 Bedroom Waiting List Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

Housing Authority of the City of Brewer (HACB) Chamberlain Place Senior Housing waiting list for 1 and 2 Bedrooms is currently open. This waiting list opened on August 1, 2017, and is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the HACB office, located at 5 Colonial Circle, Suite 1, Brewer, ME 04412.
  2. Request an application by calling (207) 989-7890.

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

Please note: The HACB prefers applicants apply in person so all necessary documents are provided, and all required information has been provided on the application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Resident of Brewer.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, read the HACB public notice, visit the HACB website, or call the office at (207) 989-7890.

Last Updated on 08/15/2017.

Somerset Place Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

Housing Authority of the City of Brewer (HACB) Somerset Place waiting list for 1 Bedrooms is currently open. This waiting list opened on August 1, 2017, and is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the HACB office, located at 5 Colonial Circle, Suite 1, Brewer, ME 04412.
  2. Request an application by calling (207) 989-7890.

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

Please note: The HACB prefers applicants apply in person so all necessary documents are provided, and all required information has been provided on the application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Resident of Brewer.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, read the HACB public notice, visit the HACB website, or call the office at (207) 989-7890.

Last Updated on 08/15/2017.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Brewer manages 129 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 127 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $441 $329
Monthly Cost $56,016 $657

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Brewer

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 14% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 38 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.4 persons and has a household income of $12,037 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 6% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% 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, 31% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% 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.

11% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 9% of households with children have a female head of household. 62% 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 -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Brewer Housing Choice Voucher program, 62% include at least one person with a disability. 87% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

70% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 23% with 2 bedrooms and 7% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 of the City of Brewer voucher holders in 2016 was $292 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $706. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.



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.