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Affordable Housing In Bethel
Oxford County, Maine

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bethel

Bethel Park Apartments

23 Mason Street
Bethel, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Bethel House

156 Main St
Bethel, Maine
Subsidized

Sudbury Village Apartments

12 Evergreen Rd
Bethel, Maine
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Bethel

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bethel, Maine

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 92 affordable apartments for rent in Bethel, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Bethel, Maine

Bethel features 92 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 Bethel, Maine

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bethel.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bethel, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bethel landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bethel.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bethel, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $720 and $880.

2020 Bethel, 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
Fair Market Rent $623 $627 $800 $1,063 $1,258
Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $564 to $690 $720 to $880 $957 to $1,169 $1,132 to $1,384

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bethel, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 92
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Bethel is a city in Oxford County, Maine with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Bethel are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bethel

The median gross income for households in Bethel is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Bethel

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 Bethel, the AMI is calculated from all households within Oxford County.

In Bethel, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,400

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 Bethel

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 Bethel

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100