Affordable Housing In Guilford
Piscataquis County, Maine

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Guilford

Covered Bridge Apartments

121 Water St
Guilford, ME
Income Based
1-2 BR

Guilford Family Housing Projec

Hudson Ave
Guilford, ME
HCV Welcome

Riverbend Apartments

99 Riverbend Dr
Guilford, ME
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Housing Authorities that serve Guilford

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Guilford, Maine

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 246 affordable apartments for rent in Guilford, Maine. Guilford features 222 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 24 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Guilford.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Guilford, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 246
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 222
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $31,550 ±$5,698
Median Rent $637 ±$166
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.46% ± 16.11pp
Total Population 1,031

Population and Household Demographics

Guilford is a City in Piscataquis County, Maine with a population of 1,031. There are 435 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 49.2% of households in Guilford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Guilford

The median gross income for households in Guilford is $31,550 a year, or $2,629 a month. The median rent for the city is $637 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Guilford, a household making less than $2,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Guilford.1

Area Median Income In Guilford

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 Guilford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Piscataquis County.

In Guilford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,200

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 Guilford

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 Guilford HUD Rental Assistance in Guilford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Fair Market Rents in Guilford

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$528 $623 $714 $1,014 $1,254