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Affordable Housing In Androscoggin County
Maine

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There are 44 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,841 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.

Affordable Apartments in Androscoggin County

10 Oak St
Lewiston, Maine
Oak Park Apartments is a 91 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Lewiston. Rents at Oak Park Apartments are Income Based.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
Persons With Disabilities
Senior (62+)
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57 Maple St
Lewiston, Maine
Maple Street Apartments is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Lewiston. Rents at Maple Street Apartments are $596-921.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
Public Housing
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50 Fairmount St
Lewiston, Maine
Pleasant View Acres is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent 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
Public Housing
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27 Garden Heights Dr
Sabattus, Maine
Garden Heights is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Sabattus.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Rural Development Rental Assistance
Project Based Rental Assistance
Public Housing
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81 Ash St
Lewiston, Maine
Healy Terrace is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent 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
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
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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 Properties44
Total Low Income Apartments1,841
Total Rent Assisted Apartments2,011
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters36.44%
Average Renter Household Size2.01
Total Population107,393
Housing Units44,636
Average Household Size2.34
Median Household Income$47,537 ±$1,689
Median Rent$710 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened45.27% ± 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 2015 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 Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 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 Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 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 AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$608$668$847$1,077$1,328

Cities In Androscoggin County

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CityListingsServed By
Lewiston22The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lewiston are the Lewiston Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Auburn7The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Auburn are the Auburn Housing Authority, Maine Centralized Section 8HCV Waiting List and Maine State Housing Authority.
Lisbon5The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lisbon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sabattus2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sabattus is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Turner2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turner is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Livermore Falls3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Livermore Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lisbon Falls1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lisbon Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mechanic Falls2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mechanic Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Leeds0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leeds is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Durham0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durham is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Greene0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greene is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Livermore0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Livermore is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Minot0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minot is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Poland0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Poland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wales0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wales is the Maine State Housing Authority.