Affordable Housing In Aroostook County
Maine

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aroostook County

Hillside Apartments

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

Market Square Commons

16 Market Street
Houlton, ME
Income Based
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Story Hill Estates

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

Acadia Terrace

3 Acadia Ter
Van Buren, ME
Subsidized

Pleasant Heights

3 Thibodeau St
Fort Kent, ME
Subsidized

Pleasant Hill Manor

42 Howard St
Presque Isle, ME

Summer Lakeview and Main St Housing

3190 Aroostook Rd
Eagle Lake, ME
Subsidized

Villa St Luce

423 Main St
Frenchville, ME
Subsidized

Caribou Apartments

Solman Ave
Caribou, ME
Subsidized

Limestone Estates

87 Pondview St
Limestone, ME
HCV Welcome

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,066 affordable apartments for rent in Aroostook County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 734 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Aroostook County, HUD housing programs support 49 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 332 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Aroostook County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Aroostook County

Housing Authority Programs
Van Buren Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Fort Fairfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Presque Isle Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Caribou Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Aroostook County, Maine

Aroostook County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,066
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 734
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.34%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Total Population 70,005
Housing Units 30,355
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $36,923 ±$893
Median Rent $547 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.64% ± 3.35pp

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.1

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 $54,700

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 Aroostook County HUD Rental Assistance in Aroostook County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Aroostook County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2010, 20 low income apartment communities containing 499 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Aroostook County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Aroostook County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

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 Aroostook County is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 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 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Aroostook 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$563 $633 $742 $1,000 $1,073

Cities In Aroostook County

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City Listings Served By
Caribou 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caribou is the Caribou Housing Authority.
Limestone 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limestone is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Linneus 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linneus is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Houlton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Houlton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Eagle Lake 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Lake is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Ashland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Oakfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bridgewater 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bridgewater is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Allagash 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allagash is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Fort Kent 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Kent is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Madawaska 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madawaska is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Indian Island 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Island is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Presque Isle 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Presque Isle are the Presque Isle Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Mars Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mars Hill is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hodgdon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hodgdon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Easton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Easton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Littleton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Littleton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Grand Isle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Isle is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Fort Fairfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Fairfield is the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority.
Monticello 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monticello is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Frenchville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frenchville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mapleton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mapleton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Washburn 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washburn is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Van Buren 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Van Buren is the Van Buren Housing Authority.
New Sweden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Sweden is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St Agatha 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Agatha is the Maine State Housing Authority.
New Limerick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Limerick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Island Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Island Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St John Plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St John Plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St. Agatha 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Agatha is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St Francis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St Francis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Amity 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amity is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bancroft 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bancroft is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Blaine 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blaine is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Cary plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cary plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Castle Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castle Hill is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Caswell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Caswell is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Central Aroostook UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central Aroostook UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Chapman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chapman is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Connor UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Connor UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Crystal 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Cyr plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cyr plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dyer Brook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dyer Brook is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Garfield plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Glenwood plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenwood plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hamlin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamlin is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hammond 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hammond is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Haynesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haynesville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hersey 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hersey is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Ludlow 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ludlow is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Macwahoc plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macwahoc plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Masardis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Masardis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Merrill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrill is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Moro plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moro plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Nashville plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nashville plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
New Canada 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Canada is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Northwest Aroostook UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northwest Aroostook UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Orient 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orient is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Oxbow plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxbow plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Penobscot Indian Island Reservation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penobscot Indian Island Reservation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Perham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perham is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Portage Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portage Lake is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Reed plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reed plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St. Francis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Francis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
St. John plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. John plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sherman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherman is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Smyrna 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smyrna is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Aroostook UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Aroostook UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Square Lake UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Square Lake UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Stockholm 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stockholm is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wade is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wallagrass 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallagrass is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Westfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Westmanland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westmanland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Weston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weston is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Winterville plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winterville plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Woodland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodland is the Maine State Housing Authority.