Affordable Housing In Bangor
Penobscot County, Maine

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bangor

Maine Hall

288 Union St
Bangor, Maine
$528-681
Studio-1 BR
55+
Accessible

St. Xaviers Home

119 Somerset St
Bangor, Maine
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Nason Park Manor

140 Hancock St
Bangor, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR

Sunset Meadows

80 Sunset Ave
Bangor, Maine
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Stephen B. Mooers Village

485 Grandview Ave
Bangor, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+

Ernst Manor

686 Broadway
Bangor, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Freeses Building

28 Merchant's Plaza
Bangor, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+

Freeses Assisted Living

10 Water St.
Bangor, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+

Kenduskeag Terrace

117 Court Street
Bangor, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

The Heights

44 Boyd St.
Bangor, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bangor, 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 Bangor, Maine

Housing Authority Programs
Bangor Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bangor, Maine

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,306 affordable apartments for rent in Bangor, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Bangor, Maine

Bangor features 1,051 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 Bangor, Maine

There are 255 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bangor.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bangor, Maine

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bangor, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,049 and $1,283.

2023 Bangor, 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
Bangor, Maine Fair Market Rent $802 $907 $1,166 $1,469 $1,672
Bangor, Maine Payment Standard Range $722 to $882 $816 to $998 $1,049 to $1,283 $1,322 to $1,616 $1,505 to $1,839

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bangor, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,306
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,051
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.15%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $35,674 ±$2,222
Median Rent $748 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.78% ± 5.36pp
Total Population 32,695

Population and Household Demographics

Bangor is a city in Penobscot County, Maine with a population of 32,695. There are 14,099 households in the city with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 56.15% of households in Bangor are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bangor

The median gross income for households in Bangor is $35,674 a year, or $2,973 a month. The median rent for the city is $748 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bangor, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Bangor.

Area Median Income In Bangor

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 Bangor, the AMI is calculated from all households within Penobscot County.

In Bangor, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800

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 Bangor

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 Bangor

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bangor 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 Bangor 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 Bangor 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