Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Augusta, ME

Discover affordable housing in Augusta where there are 17+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Glenridge Gardens Apartments

82 Glenridge Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 2-3
payment $728-1201/mo.

98 Water Street Apartments

98 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1-2

Cony Flatiron Senior Residence Apartments

110 Cony St, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1-2

Orchard Hill Apartments

25 Ridge Rd, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 2-4

Hodgkins School Apartments

17 Malta Ave, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed Studio-1

Inn at City Hall

1 Cony St, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1

Kennebec Plaza

20 Willow St, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1-2

Roncalli Apartments

144 State St, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1

John Marvin Towers

38 Townsend St, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1

Arch Beta

3 Gray Birch Dr, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1

Chateau Cushnoc

36 Townsend St, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1

Margaret Chase Smith House

7 Ridge Rd , Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1

Capital Village Apartments

10 Hope Way, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 2-3
payment $728/mo.

Pineview Estates

301 Capitol St, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed Studio-2
payment $525/mo.

Greentree Apartments

45 New England Rd, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1-4

Elm Street Group Home

14 Elm St, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1

Maple Street Apartments

33 Maple Street, Augusta, Maine 04330

bed 1-3
auto_awesome Focus Results:
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Augusta, Maine

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Augusta, Maine
$6.76 (+48%) more than Maine minimum wage and $13.66 (+188%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Augusta, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Augusta, Maine.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Augusta, Maine.

Go to the Maine Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Augusta.

How many renters live in Augusta, Maine?

The City of Augusta has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 44.19 percent of the population living in Augusta.

What is the rental market like in Augusta, Maine?

There are an estimated housing units in the Augusta area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Augusta, Maine, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Augusta?

The rental vacancy rate in Augusta is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Augusta for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Augusta
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
340 1,524 1,539 765 111
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Augusta

A large number of apartments in Augusta have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Augusta

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $857 to $1,622. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $857
One BR $860
Two BR $1,104
Three BR $1,374
Four BR $1,622
2024 Fair Market Rents in Augusta, Maine

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Augusta?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 165 49 percent
One BR 1,162 76 percent
Two BR 915 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Augusta, Maine

How many affordable rental units are in Augusta?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Augusta, Maine including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Augusta, Maine

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Augusta, Maine

Augusta features 592 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 Augusta, Maine

There are 126 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Augusta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Augusta, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Augusta landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Augusta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Augusta, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $994 and $1,214.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.