Affordable Housing In Androscoggin County
Maine

46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Androscoggin County

Garden Heights

27 Garden Heights Dr
Sabattus, ME
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Frye School Housing

140 Ash St
Lewiston, ME
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Spring Street Apartments

62 Spring Street
Auburn, ME
$540-900
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Oak Park Apartments

10 Oak St
Lewiston, ME
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Maple Street Apartments

57 Maple St
Lewiston, ME
$596-921
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Pleasant View Acres

50 Fairmount St
Lewiston, ME
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Healy Terrace

81 Ash St
Lewiston, ME
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

The Hartley Block

155 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Rivershore Place Apartments

272 Main St
Auburn, ME
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Birch Hill

281 Bates St
Lewiston, ME
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Androscoggin County

Housing Authority Programs
Maine Centralized Section 8 HCV Waiting List Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Lewiston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Androscoggin County, Maine

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,967 affordable apartments for rent in Androscoggin County, Maine. Androscoggin County features 1,563 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 404 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Androscoggin County.

Androscoggin County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 1,967
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,563
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $47,537 ±$1,689
Median Rent $710 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.27% ± 3.16pp
Total Population 107,393

Population and Household Demographics

Androscoggin County is a County in Maine with a population of 107,393. There are 44,636 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 36.44% of households in Androscoggin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Androscoggin County

The median gross income for households in Androscoggin County is $47,537 a year, or $3,961 a month. The median rent for the county is $710 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Androscoggin County, a household making less than $2,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Androscoggin County.1

Area Median Income In Androscoggin County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Androscoggin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Androscoggin County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Androscoggin County HUD Rental Assistance in Androscoggin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Androscoggin County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 23 low income apartment communities containing 799 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Androscoggin County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Androscoggin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Androscoggin County is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Androscoggin County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$613 $658 $844 $1,068 $1,365

Cities In Androscoggin County

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City Listings Served By
Lewiston 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewiston is the Lewiston Housing Authority.
Auburn 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Auburn Housing Authority.
Lisbon 5
Sabattus 2
Turner 1
Livermore Falls 2
Lisbon Falls 1
Mechanic Falls 2
Leeds 0
Durham 0
Greene 0
Livermore 0
Minot 0
Poland 0
Wales 0