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Mount Desert Housing Authority

Maple Lane
Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine 4660

Mount Desert Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Mount Desert, Maine that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Mount Desert Housing Authority serves Mount Desert.

The Mount Desert Housing Authority, Bar Harbor Housing Authority, Ellsworth Housing Authority, Southwest Harbor Housing Authority, and Tremont Housing Authority operate together as the MDI and Ellsworth Housing Authorities. Waiting list information can be found here.

Open Mount Desert Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Mount Desert Housing Authority Website: http://emdiha.org/.

Mount Desert Housing Authority Phone: (207) 288-4770.

Open Until Further Notice: Maine Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Centralized Waiting List

The Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting List is currently open, from April 2013, until further notice.

There are four ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Select the "HCV application" link under the Download section.
  3. Contact one of the participating housing authorities to request an application by mail. Contact information for all participating housing authorities can be found here.
  4. Pick up a pre-application at the office of a participating housing authority. Address information for all participating housing authorities can be found here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed, faxed or submitted in person to any participating housing authority. Contact information for all participating housing authorities can be viewed here.

The waiting list will be sorted differently by each housing authority according to its own preferences.

Participating housing authorities may have any of the following preferences: Disabled, elderly, family with minor children or dependents, where you live, veteran, displaced by natural or national disaster, chronically homeless, at where you work, non-subsidized, local full-time student, working, non-elderly or disabled single person family, Tedford Shelter resident. A full explanation of all preferences can be viewed here.

For more information, visit the website here, or contact a participating housing authority listed here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via one of the participating housing authorities listed here: http://mainesection8centralwaitlist.org/dup/?page_id=140.

Last Updated on 02/28/2020.

About Mount Desert Housing Authority

More information about Mount Desert Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://emdiha.org/.

Representatives of Mount Desert Housing Authority may be available by phone at (207) 288-4770. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/28/2020, it is not known if Mount Desert 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.