Affordable Housing In Fort Fairfield
Aroostook County, Maine

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Fairfield

The Meadows

16 Harmony Ln
Fort Fairfield, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Village Green Apartments

36 Elm St
Fort Fairfield, Maine
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fort Fairfield, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fort Fairfield, Maine

Housing Authority Programs
Fort Fairfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Fairfield, Maine

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 35 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Fairfield, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Fairfield, Maine

Fort Fairfield features 10 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 Fort Fairfield, Maine

There are 25 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fort Fairfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Fairfield, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Fairfield landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Fort Fairfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Fairfield, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $757 and $925.

2023 Fort Fairfield, 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
Fort Fairfield, Maine Fair Market Rent $562 $672 $841 $1,117 $1,266
Fort Fairfield, Maine Payment Standard Range $506 to $618 $605 to $739 $757 to $925 $1,005 to $1,229 $1,139 to $1,393

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fort Fairfield, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 35
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.07%
Average Renter Household Size 1.42
Average Household Size 2.05
Median Household Income $21,898 ±$7,969
Median Rent $562 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.7% ± 30.04pp
Total Population 1,763

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Fairfield is a city in Aroostook County, Maine with a population of 1,763. There are 859 households in the city with an average household size of 2.05 persons. 43.07% of households in Fort Fairfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Fairfield

The median gross income for households in Fort Fairfield is $21,898 a year, or $1,825 a month. The median rent for the city is $562 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Fairfield, a household making less than $1,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Fairfield.

Area Median Income In Fort Fairfield

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 Fort Fairfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Aroostook County.

In Fort Fairfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Fort Fairfield

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 Fort Fairfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fort Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fort Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,100 $45,800 $51,550 $57,250 $61,850 $66,450 $71,000 $75,600