Affordable Housing In Dover–Foxcroft
Piscataquis County,Maine

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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 293 affordable apartments for rent in Dover–Foxcroft, Maine. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 13 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 13 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Dover–Foxcroft. There are 280 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover–Foxcroft is the Maine State Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Dover–Foxcroft

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930 W Main St
Dover–Foxcroft, Maine
Riverview II is a 13 unit low income housing apartment community in Dover–Foxcroft.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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33 Thayer Pkwy
Dover–Foxcroft, Maine
Thayer Parkway is a 280 unit low income housing apartment community in Dover–Foxcroft.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Dover–Foxcroft.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Dover–Foxcroft

The Maine State Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Augusta, Maine.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Dover–Foxcroft, Maine

Dover–Foxcroft, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties2
Total Low Income Apartments293
Total Rent Assisted Apartments13
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters42.72%
Average Renter Household Size1.75
Total Population2,445
Housing Units1,126
Average Household Size2.04
Median Household Income$35,469 ±$6,445
Median Rent$555 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened52.81% ± 18.85pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dover–Foxcroft is a City in Piscataquis County, Maine with a population of 2,445. There are 1,126 households in the city with an average household size of 2.04 persons. 42.72% of households in Dover–Foxcroft are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dover–Foxcroft

The median gross income for households in Dover–Foxcroft is $35,469 a year, or $2,956 a month. The median rent for the city is $555 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dover–Foxcroft, a household making less than $1,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.52.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Dover–Foxcroft.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 18.85 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Dover–Foxcroft

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 Dover–Foxcroft, the AMI is calculated from all households within Piscataquis County.

In Dover–Foxcroft, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,200

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 Dover–Foxcroft

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.

Dover–Foxcroft HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,060$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,780$32,450$34,700$36,900
50%$19,600$22,400$25,200$27,950$30,200$32,450$34,700$36,900
80%$31,300$35,800$40,250$44,700$48,300$51,900$55,450$59,050

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Dover–Foxcroft by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Dover–Foxcroft Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$19,600$22,400$25,200$27,950$30,200$32,450$34,700$36,900
HERA 50%$19,950$22,800$25,650$28,500$30,800$33,100$35,350$37,650
60%$23,520$26,880$30,240$33,540$36,240$38,940$41,640$44,280
HERA 60%$23,940$27,360$30,780$34,200$36,960$39,720$42,420$45,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Dover–Foxcroft is $30,240 a year, or $2,520 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,520 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $756 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$490$525$630$727$811$895
60%$588$630$756$872$974$1,074
Fair Market Rents in Dover–Foxcroft

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$541$590$681$991$1,023