Androscoggin County, Maine Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,698 income based apartments in Androscoggin County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 659 affordable apartments in Androscoggin County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Androscoggin County, Maine

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Androscoggin County. Go to the Maine Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Androscoggin County.

48 Hampshire Street

48 Hampshire St
Auburn, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Court Street Apartments

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

Farwell Mills I

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

Farwell Mills II

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

Rivershore Place Apartments

272 Main St
Auburn, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Birch Hill

281 Bates St
Lewiston, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
Affordable

Lisbon Senior Village

9 Gartley St
Lisbon, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Turner Square Apartments

41 Weston Rd
Turner, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Place Ste. Marie

64 Oxford St
Lewiston, Maine
Income Based
2 BR
Rent Assisted

Bucknam Oaks

11 Bucknam St
Mechanic Falls, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+
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Affordable Housing In Androscoggin County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Androscoggin County

City Apartments
Lewiston, ME Affordable Housing programs support 27 apartment communities in Lewiston.
Auburn, ME Affordable Housing programs support 12 apartment communities in Auburn.
Lisbon, ME Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Lisbon.
Livermore Falls, ME Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Livermore Falls.
Mechanic Falls, ME Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Mechanic Falls.

Androscoggin County, Maine Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Androscoggin County, Maine

Androscoggin County features 1,698 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 659 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 $954 and $1,166.

2023 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 $747 $834 $1,060 $1,393 $1,576
Androscoggin County, Maine Payment Standard Range $672 to $822 $751 to $917 $954 to $1,166 $1,254 to $1,532 $1,418 to $1,734

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Androscoggin County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 54
Total Low Income Apartments 2,357
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,698
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 $83,600

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 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.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
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.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100