Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Gorham, ME

Discover affordable housing in Gorham where there are 1+ 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.

Ridgewood Apartments II

8 Millett Drive, Gorham, Maine 04038

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Gorham, Maine

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Gorham, Maine
$22.71 (+160%) more than Maine minimum wage and $29.61 (+408%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Gorham, Maine Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Gorham, 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, Homeownership Voucher, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Moderate Rehabilitation programs for Gorham, Maine.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Gorham, Maine.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Gorham, Maine.

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

How many renters live in Gorham, Maine?

The City of Gorham has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 14.47 percent of the population living in Gorham.

What is the rental market like in Gorham, Maine?

There are an estimated housing units in the Gorham area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Gorham, Maine, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Gorham?

The rental vacancy rate in Gorham is 0 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 Gorham for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Gorham
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
88 188 193 148 41
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Gorham

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

How Much Is Rent in Gorham

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,035 to $2,251. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,035
One BR $1,162
Two BR $1,527
Three BR $1,904
Four BR $2,251
2024 Fair Market Rents in Gorham, Maine

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

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 74 84 percent
One BR 188 100 percent
Two BR 158 82 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Gorham, Maine

How many affordable rental units are in Gorham?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Gorham, Maine

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

Income Based Apartments in Gorham, Maine

Gorham features 24 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 Gorham, Maine

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gorham.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gorham, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gorham landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Gorham.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gorham, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,751 and $2,141.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.