About Presque Isle Housing Authority

The Presque Isle Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Presque Isle, Maine.

As of July 22nd, 2015 we have confirmed Presque Isle Housing Authority has services or waiting list preferences for Those Displaced by Natural Disaster.

The Presque Isle Housing Authority serves Presque Isle.

Presque Isle Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Presque Isle Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Presque Isle Housing Authority (PIHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

 

There are four ways to apply:

1. Visit the PIHA to pick up an application, located at 58 Birch St., Presque Isle, ME 04769, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

2. Request to have an application emailed, faxed, or mailed by calling 207-768-8231 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

 

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

 

The PIHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by government action, or displaced by natural disaster.

 

More information can be found by visiting the PIHA website at http://www.pihousing.org, or by calling 207-768-8231 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Last Updated on 06/15/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

The PIHA offers one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and two family communities ranging in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms.

There are four ways to apply:
1. Visit the PIHA to pick up an application, located at 58 Birch St., Presque Isle, ME 04769, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.
2. Request to have an application emailed, faxed, or mailed by calling 207-768-8231 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The PIHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by government action, or displaced by natural disaster.

More information can be found by visiting the PIHA website at http://www.pihousing.org, or by calling 207-768-8231 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Thursday and on Fridays 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

Last Updated on 06/12/2015.

More information about Presque Isle Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.pihousing.org/.


About the Presque Isle Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Presque Isle Housing Authority manages 76 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 76
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $367
Monthly Cost $27,860

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Presque Isle 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 4% having issued approximately 22 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 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 $11,370 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% 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 82% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% 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.

23% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

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

Of all households participating in the Presque Isle Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 47% include at least one person with a disability. 66% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

51% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 10% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Presque Isle Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $305 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $702. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $78.



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.