Affordable Housing In Androscoggin County
Maine

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Androscoggin County

Garden Heights

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

Healy Terrace

81 Ash St
Lewiston, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Frye School Housing

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

Woodside Apartments

385 A Lisbon Rd
Lisbon, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Spring Street Apartments

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

Oak Park Apartments

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

Maple Street Apartments

57 Maple St
Lewiston, Maine
$596-921
2-4 BR

Pleasant View Acres

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

Court Street Apartments

108 Court St.
Auburn, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR

Farwell Mills I

244 Lisbon St.
Lisbon, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Guide To Affordable Housing in Androscoggin County, Maine

There are 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,243 affordable apartments for rent in Androscoggin County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Androscoggin County, Maine

Androscoggin County features 1,635 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Androscoggin County, Maine

There are 608 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Androscoggin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Androscoggin County, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Androscoggin County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Androscoggin County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Androscoggin County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $899 and $1,099.

2022 Androscoggin County, Maine Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Androscoggin County, Maine Fair Market Rent $717 $781 $999 $1,297 $1,530
Androscoggin County, Maine Payment Standard Range $645 to $789 $703 to $859 $899 to $1,099 $1,167 to $1,427 $1,377 to $1,683

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Androscoggin County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 2,243
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,635
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.

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 $71,200

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Androscoggin County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Androscoggin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,950 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Androscoggin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,950 $28,500 $32,050 $35,600 $38,450 $41,300 $44,150 $47,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Androscoggin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,900 $45,600 $51,300 $56,950 $61,550 $66,100 $70,650 $75,200

Cities In Androscoggin County

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