Cheap Apartments In Dover-Foxcroft
Piscataquis County, Maine

Low Income Apartments In Dover-Foxcroft

Thayer Parkway

33 Thayer Pkwy
Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Income Based
2-3 BR

Riverview II

930 W Main St
Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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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.

Housing Authorities that serve Dover-Foxcroft

Housing Authority Programs
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Understanding Affordable Housing in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Dover-Foxcroft, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 293
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 13
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.72%
Average Renter Household Size 1.75
Total Population 2,445
Housing Units 1,126
Average Household Size 2.04
Median Household Income $35,469 ±$6,445
Median Rent $555 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.81% ± 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 $49,700

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.

Income Qualifications for Dover-Foxcroft HUD Rental Assistance in Dover-Foxcroft

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,650 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $37,350 $39,750
50% of Median $21,100 $24,100 $27,100 $30,100 $32,550 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
80% of Median $33,750 $38,550 $43,350 $48,150 $52,050 $55,900 $59,750 $63,600

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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Dover-Foxcroft

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,100 $24,100 $27,100 $30,100 $32,550 $34,950 $37,350 $39,750
60% of Median $25,320 $28,920 $32,520 $36,120 $39,060 $41,940 $44,820 $47,700

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 $32,520 a year, or $2,710 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,710 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $813 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 AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $528 $565 $678 $783 $874 $964
60% $633 $678 $813 $940 $1,049 $1,157
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$586 $625 $716 $1,035 $1,248