Affordable Housing In Bath
Sagadahoc County, Maine

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bath

Glynn Courtyard

19 Noble Ave
Bath, Maine
$721-795
2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Maritime Apartments

12 Windjammer Wy.
Bath, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Oak Grove Commons

301 Oak Grove Ave.
Bath, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Oak Ridge

401 Oak Grove Ave.
Bath, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Academy Green Apartments

530 High St
Bath, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Huse School Apartments

39 Andrews Rd
Bath, Maine
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Elmhurst Group Home

808 High St
Bath, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Washington House

809 Washington St
Bath, Maine
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Seacliff and Family

47 Floral St
Bath, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

The Moorings

125 Congress Ave
Bath, Maine
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bath, Maine

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 553 affordable apartments for rent in Bath, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Bath, Maine

Bath features 393 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 Bath, Maine

There are 160 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bath.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bath, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bath landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bath.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bath, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,008 and $1,232.

2022 Bath, 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
Bath, Maine Fair Market Rent $744 $911 $1,120 $1,472 $1,709
Bath, Maine Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $820 to $1,002 $1,008 to $1,232 $1,325 to $1,619 $1,538 to $1,880

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bath, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 553
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 393
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $38,407 ±$7,985
Median Rent $770 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.63% ± 11.03pp
Total Population 8,349

Population and Household Demographics

Bath is a city in Sagadahoc County, Maine with a population of 8,349. There are 3,869 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 43.22% of households in Bath are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bath

The median gross income for households in Bath is $38,407 a year, or $3,201 a month. The median rent for the city is $770 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bath, a household making less than $2,567 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Bath.

Area Median Income In Bath

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 Bath, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sagadahoc County.

In Bath, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,400

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 Bath

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 Bath

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bath AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,350 $21,000 $23,600 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bath AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,600 $35,000 $39,350 $43,700 $47,200 $50,700 $54,200 $57,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bath AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,950 $55,950 $62,950 $69,900 $75,500 $81,100 $86,700 $92,300