South Portland Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Cape Elizabeth, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, South Portland, Maine.

Waiting List
Closed: Thornton Heights Commons Apartments, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Jocelyn Place, 1-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Scattered Sites, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: St Cyr Court, Laundry Village and Hazard Towers Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Betsy Ross House Senior and Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Ridgeland Estates, Ridgeland Gardens and Jocelyn Place Apartments, 1-Bedroom Other Senior Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Adams Court Apartments, 2-Bedroom Other Disabled Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Mill Cove Apartments, 1 and 2-Bedroom Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Thornton Heights Commons Apartments, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

This waiting list is for Other Senior and Disabled rental housing assistance in South Portland, Maine.

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) last accepted Senior or Disabled Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance waiting list applications for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments for Thornton Heights Commons Apartments from the earliest confirmed open date of January 4, 2024, until the earliest confirmed March 27, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

This waiting list was for the following property:

  • Thornton Heights Commons

Please note: According to the SPHA "55 yrs. and older, Handicapped, Disabled, Families, One person households."

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to print the paper application.

Once the paper application was completed, it was to be: Returned to the SPHA office.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency (live or work in South Portland)

It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA waiting list page on April 5, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Jocelyn Place, 1-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in South Portland, Oregon .

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) is accepting Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list applications from June 5, 2023, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be returned to the SPHA office, located at 100 Waterman Dr, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Active on Section 8 and/or Public Housing waiting list (Currently on a waiting list for S8 or PH)
  • Disabled (Head of Household or spouse is Disabled)
  • Displaced by a Federally Declared Natural or National Disaster as designated by FEMA
  • Elderly (Head of household or spouse is Age 62 or older)
  • Family with Minors or Dependents (Households with children under age 18 or dependents)
  • Near-Elderly (Head of household or spouse is Age 55 – 61)
  • Scarborough Residency Preference (Lives, works or has been hired to work in Scarborough)
  • South Portland Residency Preference (Lives, works or has been hired to work in South Portland)
  • Veteran (Head of Household or spouse served in the active military and was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable)

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA website on May 5, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in South Portland, Maine.

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) is accepting Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments from the earliest confirmed open date of January 4, 2024, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following scattered site properties:

  • 225 Broadway, South Portland
  • 231 Broadway, South Portland
  • 73 Hill Street, South Portland
  • 53-60 Landry Circle

To apply while the waitlist is open, print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be: Returned to the SPHA office, located at 100 Waterman Dr, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $41,450 | 5 Persons $63,900
  • 2 Persons $47,350 | 6 Persons $68,650
  • 3 Persons $53,250 | 7 Person $73,350
  • 4 Persons $59,150 | 8 Persons $78,100

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families with Minor Children or Dependents
  • Residency (live or work in South Portland)
  • Veterans
  • Victims of a federally declared natural disaster

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA waiting list page on January 4, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Scattered Sites, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in South Portland, Oregon .

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) is accepting Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments for Scattered Site apartments from the earliest confirmed open date of January 4, 2024, until further notice.

To apply while the waitlist is open, print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be: Returned to the SPHA office, located at 100 Waterman Dr, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $41,450 | 5 Persons $63,900
  • 2 Persons $47,350 | 6 Persons $68,650
  • 3 Persons $53,250 | 7 Person $73,350
  • 4 Persons $59,150 | 8 Persons $78,100

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families with Minor Children or Dependents
  • Residency (live or work in South Portland)
  • Veterans
  • Victims of a federally declared natural disaster

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA waiting list page on January 4, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: St Cyr Court, Laundry Village and Hazard Towers Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in South Portland, Maine.

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) is accepting Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for Efficiency, 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at St Cyr Court, Laundry Village and Hazard Towers from the earliest confirmed open date of June 17, 2024, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • St Cyr Court - 1700 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106. Offering 1 and 2-bedroom units.
  • Hazard Towers - 425 Broadway South Portland, ME. Offering efficiency, one and two-bedroom units.
  • Landry Village - 1-50 Landry Circle South Portland, ME. Offering one and two-bedroom units.

Please note: According to the SPHA "Applicants must be elderly and handicapped or disabled persons."

Preferences

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Low-income 55 years or older
  • Elderly (62+)
  • Handicapped
  • Disabled persons 18 years of age and over.

Selection Process

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

Application Method

To apply while the waitlist is open, print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be: Returned to the SPHA office, located at 100 Waterman Dr, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA waiting list page on June 17, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Betsy Ross House Senior and Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in South Portland, Maine.

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) is accepting Elderly and Disabled Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list applications for 1-Bedroom apartments from the earliest confirmed open date of March 27, 2024, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following property:

  • Betsy Ross House -  located at 99 Preble Street Ext., South Portland, Maine 04106.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly or Disabled
  • Residency (live or work in South Portland)

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

To apply while the waitlist is open, print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be: Returned to the SPHA office, located at 100 Waterman Dr, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA waiting list page on April 5, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Ridgeland Estates, Ridgeland Gardens and Jocelyn Place Apartments, 1-Bedroom Other Senior Waiting List

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental housing assistance in South Portland, Maine.

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) is accepting Senior (55+) waiting list applications for 1-Bedroom apartments at Ridgeland Estates, Ridgeland Gardens and Jocelyn Place apartments from the earliest confirmed open date of January 4, 2024, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • Ridgeland Estates - located at 109 Ridgeland Avenue South Portland, ME.
  • Ridgeland Gardens - located at 101 Ridgeland Avenue South Portland, ME.
  • Jocelyn Place - located at 41 Little Dolphin Drive Scarborough, ME.

Please note: According to the SPHA "Applicants must be 55 years of age or older."

To apply while the waitlist is open, print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be: Returned to the SPHA office, located at 100 Waterman Dr, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Residency (live or work in South Portland)
  • Veterans
  • Victims of a federally declared natural disaster

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA waiting list page on January 4, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Adams Court Apartments, 2-Bedroom Other Disabled Waiting List

This waiting list is for Other Disabled rental housing assistance in South Portland, Maine.

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) is accepting Disabled Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance waiting list applications for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments for Adam Court apartments from the earliest confirmed open date of January 4, 2024, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following property:

  • Adam Court - located at 1-10 Adam Court, South Portland, Maine.

Please note: According to the SPHA "Applicants must be Disabled and require Handicap Accessible Unit."

To apply while the waitlist is open, print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be: Returned to the SPHA office, located at 100 Waterman Dr, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $41,450 | 2 Persons $47,350

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Residency (live or work in South Portland)
  • Veterans
  • Victims of a federally declared natural disaster

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA waiting list page on January 4, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Mill Cove Apartments, 1 and 2-Bedroom Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

This waiting list is for Other Senior and Disabled rental housing assistance in South Portland, Maine.

The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) is accepting Senior or Disabled Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance waiting list applications for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments for Mill Cove apartments from the earliest confirmed open date of January 4, 2024, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following property:

  • Mill Cove - located at 10 Soule St, South Portland, Maine.

Please note: According to the SPHA "Applicants must be 62 years of age or older; OR Disabled."

To apply while the waitlist is open, print the paper application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be: Returned to the SPHA office, located at 100 Waterman Dr, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $41,450 | 3 Persons $53,250
  • 2 Persons $47,350 | 4 Persons $59,150

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Residency (live or work in South Portland)
  • Veterans
  • Victims of a federally declared natural disaster

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the SPHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SPHA waiting list page on January 4, 2024.

About The Agency

South Portland Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 735 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

100 Waterman Drive, South Portland, ME

Visit Website(207) 773-4140

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How large is the South Portland Housing Authority?

South Portland Housing Authority serves 635 low-income households. The agency manages 489 Housing Choice Vouchers and 195 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the South Portland Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 75 percent of households served by South Portland Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 95 percent of South Portland Housing Authority households.

How many South Portland Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 146 households and make up 23 percent of households served by South Portland Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the South Portland Housing Authority?

There are 450 female-headed renter households living in South Portland Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 71% of those served by the South Portland Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among South Portland Housing Authority renters?

Black 44
Native American 6
Asian-Pacific Islander 19
White 552
Hispanic 13

How many senior-headed renter households are served by South Portland Housing Authority?

There are 298 households headed by seniors served by the South Portland Housing Authority. Senior households are 47% of households in South Portland Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in South Portland Housing Authority housing?

There are 228 persons with disabilities living in South Portland Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 36% of households served by the South Portland Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the South Portland Housing Authority?

The South Portland Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by South Portland Housing Authority

Betsy Ross

99 Preble St, South Portland, Maine 04106

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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Ridgeland Estates

109 Ridgeland Ave, South Portland, Maine 04106

bed 1
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accessibility Accessible

Mill Cove

10 Soule Street, South Portland, Maine 04106

payment Subsidized

Hazard Towers

425 Broadway, South Portland, Maine 04106

payment Subsidized

Broad Pines

Broadway/Hill/Elmwood, South Portland, Maine 04106

Adam Court

1 Adams Court, South Portland, Maine 04106

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