Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Cumberland County, ME

Discover affordable housing in Cumberland County where there are 121+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Griffin Road Senior Housing

5 Griffin Road, Scarborough, Maine 04074

Island View Apartments

151 North Street, Portland, Maine 04101

Millbrook Estates

300 E Bridge St, Westbrook, Maine 04092

Deering Place

500 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, Maine 04101

Thomas Heights

134 Washington Ave, Portland, Maine 04101

Pikes Farm

116 South High St, Bridgton, Maine 04009

Clearwater Bend Townhouses

27 Reed Street, Westbrook, Maine 04092

Appleton Garden Apartments

231 New Gorham Rd, Westbrook, Maine 04092

Steeple Square

17 Walker St and 1 Webb St, Westbrook, Maine 04092

Blackstone Senior Housing

21 Squidere Ln, Falmouth, Maine 04105

Northfield Green Apartments

147 Allen Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

Riverview Terrace

21 Knight Street, Westbrook, Maine 04092

Bessey Commons Senior Housing

4 Bessey School Dr, Scarborough, Maine 04074

Bartlett Woods

1 Bartlett Cir, Yarmouth, Maine 04096

Ridgewood Apartments II

8 Millett Drive, Gorham, Maine 04038

Bayside Anchor

81 E Oxford St, Portland, Maine 04101

Huston Commons

72 Bishop St, Portland, Maine 04103

Carleton Street Apartments

17 Carleton Street, Portland, Maine 04102

Southgate House

577 U.S. 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074


605 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103

What HUD offices serve Cumberland County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Cumberland County, Maine.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Cumberland County, Maine.

Go to the Maine Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cumberland County.

How many renters live in Cumberland County, Maine?

The County of Cumberland County has 307,451 people living in 133,103 households.

There are 77,681 renters living in 40,646 renter households in this County. Renters make up 25.27 percent of the population living in Cumberland County.

What is the rental market like in Cumberland County, Maine?

There are an estimated 153,343 housing units in the Cumberland County area. Of these, 41,908 units are rental homes, making up 27 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Cumberland County, Maine, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Cumberland County?

The rental vacancy rate in Cumberland County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Cumberland County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Cumberland County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
3,374 13,183 15,483 7,018 1,376
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Cumberland County

A large number of apartments in Cumberland County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Cumberland County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 45 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Cumberland County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 0 100 percent
One BR 0 100 percent
Two BR 0 100 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Cumberland County, Maine

How many affordable rental units are in Cumberland County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Cumberland County, Maine including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 4,003
Public Housing 958
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,944
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 154
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 54
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 467
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Cumberland County, Maine

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Cumberland County, Maine

Cumberland County features 2,515 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 Cumberland County, Maine

There are 3,546 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cumberland County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cumberland County, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cumberland County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Cumberland County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cumberland County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $0 and $0.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.