There are 88 low-income apartments in Brunswick that offer reduced rents to eligible households.
Rental assistance programs support 172 low-income homes in Brunswick where households pay rent based on how much they earn.
Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 1st, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.
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.
|Brunswick Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Maine State Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Brunswick features 172 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
There are 88 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brunswick.
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brunswick landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Brunswick.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brunswick, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,330 and $1,626.
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|
|Brunswick, Maine Fair Market Rent||$1,003||$1,123||$1,478||$1,863||$2,014|
|Brunswick, Maine Payment Standard Range||$903 to $1,103||$1,011 to $1,235||$1,330 to $1,626||$1,677 to $2,049||$1,813 to $2,215|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||260|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||172|
|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|
The median gross income for households in Brunswick is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.
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 Brunswick, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cumberland County.
In Brunswick, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,800
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 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.
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brunswick AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brunswick AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brunswick AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.