Presque Isle Housing Authority

58 Birch Street
Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine
(207) 768-8231

Presque Isle Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Presque Isle, Maine that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of December 10th, 2018, Presque Isle Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Presque Isle Housing Authority serves Presque Isle.

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About Presque Isle Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/10/2018, it is not known if Presque Isle Housing Authority is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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 $344
Monthly Cost $26,167

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.


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