Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Maine

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

Rangeley Townhouse Apartments

14 School Street
Rangeley, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wilton Senior Housing

11 Eastern Avenue
Wilton, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sherwood Apartments

382 High St
Farmington, Maine
Income Based
3-4 BR
Subsidized

Blueberry Hill Apartments

145 North St
Farmington, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Shadagee Seniors Housing

3 Shadagee Lane
Phillips, Maine
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fernwold Homes

60 US 2 East
Wilton, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

MC Smith Apartments

185 Fairbanks Rd
Farmington, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Deer Crossing Apartments

264 Titcomb Hill Rd
Farmington, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Farmington Hills Apartments

204 Cascade Leisure Park Rd
Farmington, Maine

Saddleback View Apartments

Allen St
Rangeley, Maine
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Franklin 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.

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 Franklin County, Maine

Housing Authority Programs
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin County, Maine

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 434 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Franklin County, Maine

Franklin County features 208 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 Franklin County, Maine

There are 226 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Franklin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Franklin County, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Franklin County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Franklin County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Franklin County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2022 Franklin County, 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
Franklin County, Maine Fair Market Rent $589 $657 $826 $1,117 $1,120
Franklin County, Maine Payment Standard Range $530 to $648 $591 to $723 $743 to $909 $1,005 to $1,229 $1,008 to $1,232

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Franklin County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 434
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 208
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $42,811 ±$2,003
Median Rent $635 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.98% ± 7.46pp
Total Population 30,402

Population and Household Demographics

Franklin County is a county in Maine with a population of 30,402. There are 11,841 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 20.14% of households in Franklin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Franklin County

The median gross income for households in Franklin County is $42,811 a year, or $3,568 a month. The median rent for the county is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Franklin County, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Franklin County.

Area Median Income In Franklin County

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.

In Franklin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,700

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 Franklin County

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 Franklin County

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 Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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 Franklin County 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

Cities In Franklin County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Avon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Carrabassett Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carrabassett Valley is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Carthage The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carthage is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Chesterville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesterville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Chisholm The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chisholm is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Coplin plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coplin plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dallas plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dallas plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
East Central Franklin UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Central Franklin UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Eustis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eustis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Farmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Industry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Industry is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Jay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jay is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kingfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
New Sharon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Sharon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
New Vineyard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Vineyard is the Maine State Housing Authority.
North Franklin UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Franklin UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Phillips The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Phillips is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Rangeley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rangeley is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Rangeley plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rangeley plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sandy River plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy River plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Franklin UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Franklin UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Strong The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Strong is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Temple The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Temple is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Weld The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weld is the Maine State Housing Authority.
West Central Franklin UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Central Franklin UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wyman UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyman UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.