Affordable Housing In Androscoggin County
Maine

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There are 61 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,885 affordable apartments for rent in Androscoggin County, Maine. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 2,011 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 1,094 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Androscoggin County. There are 1,148 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Androscoggin County is the Maine State Housing Authority.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that are located in, but may not directly serve, Androscoggin County are the Lewiston Housing Authority and Auburn Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Androscoggin County

10 Oak St
Lewiston, Maine
Oak Park Apartments is a 91 unit low income housing apartment community in Lewiston.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
802 Church Hill Rd
Leeds, Maine
Spring Rock Park is a 20 unit low income housing apartment community in Leeds.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
84 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, Maine
River Valley Village is a 296 unit low income housing apartment community in Lewiston.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lewiston.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
108 Court St.
Auburn, Maine
Court Street CST is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Auburn.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Auburn.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
244 Lisbon St.
Lisbon, Maine
Farwell Mills I FWI is a 27 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Lisbon.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lisbon.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Housing Authorities that serve Androscoggin County

The Maine State Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Augusta, Maine.

Other Housing Authorities located in Androscoggin County

The Lewiston Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Lewiston, Maine.

The Auburn Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Auburn, Maine.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Androscoggin County, Maine

Androscoggin County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 61
Total Low Income Apartments 2,885
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,011
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Total Population 107,393
Housing Units 44,636
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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.16 percentage points.

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 $65,100

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.

Androscoggin County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,750 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $40,100
50% $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% $34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Androscoggin County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Androscoggin County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
HERA 50% $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
60% $25,500 $29,160 $32,820 $36,420 $39,360 $42,300 $45,180 $48,120
HERA 60% $28,140 $32,160 $36,180 $40,140 $43,380 $46,620 $49,800 $53,040

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 $32,820 a year, or $2,735 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,735 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $821 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $531 $569 $684 $789 $881 $972
60% $638 $683 $821 $947 $1,058 $1,166
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$583 $660 $832 $1,063 $1,270

Cities In Androscoggin County

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City Listings Served By
Auburn 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Auburn are the Auburn Housing Authority, Maine Centralized Section 8HCV Waiting List and Maine State Housing Authority.
Durham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durham is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Greene 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greene is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Leeds 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leeds is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lewiston 31 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lewiston are the Lewiston Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Lisbon 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lisbon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lisbon Falls 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lisbon Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Livermore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Livermore is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Livermore Falls 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Livermore Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mechanic Falls 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mechanic Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Minot 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minot is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Poland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sabattus 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sabattus is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Turner 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turner is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wales 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wales is the Maine State Housing Authority.