Affordable Housing In Aroostook County
Maine

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aroostook County

Hillside Apartments

521 Albert St
Madawaska, Maine
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Market Square Commons

16 Market Street
Houlton, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible

Story Hill Estates

6 Story Hill Estates Dr
Washburn, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Perramond Estates

223 Lavoie Ave
Madawaska, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Maple Tree Estates

95 Hughes Rd
Mapleton, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Pine Tree

1 Main Street
Van Buren, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

The Meadows

16 Harmony Ln
Fort Fairfield, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Heritage View Apartments

159 Station Road
New Sweden, Maine
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

North Ridge Apartments

17 Jacobs Avenue
Caribou, Maine
1 BR

Penobscot Elder Homes

2-9 Nohkomess St
Indian Island, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Aroostook County, Maine

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Aroostook County, Maine

Housing Authority Programs
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Aroostook County, Maine

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,593 affordable apartments for rent in Aroostook County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Aroostook County, Maine

Aroostook County features 1,024 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 Aroostook County, Maine

There are 537 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aroostook County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Aroostook County, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Aroostook County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Aroostook County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Aroostook County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2022 Aroostook 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
Aroostook County, Maine Fair Market Rent $519 $630 $781 $1,046 $1,230
Aroostook County, Maine Payment Standard Range $467 to $571 $567 to $693 $703 to $859 $941 to $1,151 $1,107 to $1,353

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Aroostook County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 1,593
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,024
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.34%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $36,923 ±$893
Median Rent $547 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.64% ± 3.35pp
Total Population 70,005

Population and Household Demographics

Aroostook County is a county in Maine with a population of 70,005. There are 30,355 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 29.34% of households in Aroostook County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Aroostook County

The median gross income for households in Aroostook County is $36,923 a year, or $3,077 a month. The median rent for the county is $547 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Aroostook County, a household making less than $1,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Aroostook County.

Area Median Income In Aroostook 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 Aroostook County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Aroostook 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 Aroostook County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Aroostook County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Aroostook County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Aroostook County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,100 $45,800 $51,550 $57,250 $61,850 $66,450 $71,000 $75,600

Cities In Aroostook County

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City Served By
Allagash The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allagash is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Amity The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amity is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Ashland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bancroft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bancroft is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Blaine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blaine is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bridgewater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgewater is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Caribou The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caribou are the Caribou Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Cary plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cary plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Castle Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castle Hill is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Caswell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caswell is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Central Aroostook UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central Aroostook UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Chapman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chapman is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Connor UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Connor UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Crystal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Cyr plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cyr plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dyer Brook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dyer Brook is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Eagle Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Lake is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Easton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Easton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Fort Fairfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Fairfield are the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Fort Kent The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Kent is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Frenchville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frenchville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Garfield plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Glenwood plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenwood plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Grand Isle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Isle is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hamlin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamlin is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hammond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hammond is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Haynesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haynesville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hersey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hersey is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hodgdon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hodgdon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Houlton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Houlton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Indian Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Island is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Island Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Island Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Limestone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limestone is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Linneus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linneus is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Littleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Littleton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Ludlow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ludlow is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Macwahoc plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macwahoc plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Madawaska The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madawaska is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mapleton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mapleton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mars Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mars Hill is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Masardis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Masardis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Merrill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrill is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Monticello The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monticello is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Moro plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moro plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Nashville plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nashville plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
New Canada The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Canada is the Maine State Housing Authority.
New Limerick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Limerick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
New Sweden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Sweden is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Northwest Aroostook UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northwest Aroostook UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Oakfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Orient The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orient is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Oxbow plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxbow plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Penobscot Indian Island Reservation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penobscot Indian Island Reservation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Perham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perham is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Portage Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portage Lake is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Presque Isle The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Presque Isle are the Presque Isle Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Reed plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reed plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sherman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherman is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Smyrna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smyrna is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Aroostook UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Aroostook UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Square Lake UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Square Lake UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St Agatha The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Agatha is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St Francis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Francis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St John Plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St John Plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St. Agatha The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Agatha is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St. Francis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Francis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St. John plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. John plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Stockholm The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stockholm is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Van Buren The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Van Buren are the Van Buren Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Wade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wade is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wallagrass The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallagrass is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Washburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washburn is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Westfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Westmanland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westmanland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Weston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weston is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Winterville plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winterville plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Woodland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodland is the Maine State Housing Authority.