Affordable Housing In Augusta
Kennebec County, Maine

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Augusta

Hodgkins School Apartments

17 Malta Ave
Augusta, Maine
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Pineview Estates

301 Capitol St
Augusta, Maine
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Glenridge Gardens Apartments

82 Glenridge Drive
Augusta, Maine
$728-1,201
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Capital Village Apartments

10 Hope Way
Augusta, Maine
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

98 Water Street Apartments

98 Water Street
Augusta, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Kennebec Plaza

20 Willow St
Augusta, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Inn at City Hall

1 Cony St
Augusta, Maine
Income Based
1 BR
55+
Accessible

Cony Flatiron Senior Residence Apartments

110 Cony St
Augusta, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+

Orchard Hill Apartments

25 Ridge Rd
Augusta, Maine
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

John Marvin Towers

38 Townsend St
Augusta, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Augusta, Maine

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Augusta, Maine

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 833 affordable apartments for rent in Augusta, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Augusta, Maine

Augusta features 707 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 $799 and $977.

2022 Augusta, 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
Augusta, Maine Fair Market Rent $693 $704 $888 $1,128 $1,311
Augusta, Maine Payment Standard Range $624 to $762 $634 to $774 $799 to $977 $1,015 to $1,241 $1,180 to $1,442

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Augusta, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 833
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 707
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.16%
Average Renter Household Size 1.87
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $39,544 ±$3,216
Median Rent $678 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.47% ± 7.22pp
Total Population 18,772

Population and Household Demographics

Augusta is a city in Kennebec County, Maine with a population of 18,772. There are 8,538 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 48.16% of households in Augusta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Augusta

The median gross income for households in Augusta is $39,544 a year, or $3,295 a month. The median rent for the city is $678 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Augusta, a household making less than $2,260 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Augusta.

Area Median Income In Augusta

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Augusta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kennebec County.

In Augusta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,500

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 Augusta

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 Augusta

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Augusta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700