Affordable Housing In Androscoggin County
46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Androscoggin County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Androscoggin County, Maine
There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,022 affordable apartments for rent in Androscoggin County, Maine.
Income Based Apartments in Androscoggin County, Maine
Androscoggin County features 1,563 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 459 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 $760 and $928.
2020 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$613||$658||$844||$1,068||$1,365|
|Payment Standard Range||$552 to $674||$592 to $724||$760 to $928||$961 to $1,175||$1,229 to $1,502|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Androscoggin County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||46|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,022|
|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|
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 $75,900
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
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,700||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$24,500||$28,000||$31,500||$34,950||$37,750||$40,550||$43,350||$46,150|
|80% of Median||$39,150||$44,750||$50,350||$55,900||$60,400||$64,850||$69,350||$73,800|
Cities In Androscoggin County
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|Auburn||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Auburn Housing Authority.|
|Lewiston||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewiston is the Lewiston Housing Authority.|