Presque Isle Housing Authority

58 Birch Street
Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine 4769
(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 (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 17th, 2019, 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.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Maine Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Indefinitely: Maine Housing Choice Voucher 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 06/05/2019.

Open Presque Isle Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (207)768-8231.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/12/2015.

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 06/17/2019, it is not known if Presque Isle 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.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Presque Isle Housing Authority manages 72 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 72
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $357
Monthly Cost $25,718

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.


Public Housing Operated by Presque Isle Housing Authority

Pleasant Hill Manor

42 Howard St
Presque Isle, ME
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