Affordable Housing In Hancock County
Maine

Affordable Housing programs support 1,215 income based apartments in Hancock County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 136 affordable apartments in Hancock County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Hancock County, Maine

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Hancock County. Go to the Maine Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Hancock County.

Mill Stream Heights

20 Hillcrest Dr
Winter Harbor, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Oriole Way Apartments

63 Washington Street
Ellsworth, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Pinebrook Apartments

10 Pinebrook Drive
Franklin, Maine
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
Rent Assisted
62+

Norwood Apartments

214 Main St
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR

Maple Lane Apartments

24 Maple Lane
Mount Desert, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR

Bucksport Square

125 Broadway Ext
Bucksport, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

The Meadows

21 Edgewood Way
Ellsworth, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

Ridge Apartments

24 Village Green Way
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR

Malvern Belmont Estates

80 Mount Desert St
Bar Harbor, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR

Birchwood Apartments

6 Birchwood Lane
Tremont, Maine
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Affordable Housing In Hancock County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Hancock County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Bar Harbor, ME Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Bar Harbor.
Affordable Housing In Blue Hill, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Blue Hill.
Affordable Housing In Bucksport, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Bucksport.
Affordable Housing In Deer Isle, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Deer Isle.
Affordable Housing In Ellsworth, ME Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Ellsworth.
Affordable Housing In Franklin, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Franklin.
Affordable Housing In Mount Desert, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Mount Desert.
Affordable Housing In Sedgwick, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Sedgwick.
Affordable Housing In Southwest Harbor, ME Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Southwest Harbor.
Affordable Housing In Swans Island, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Swans Island.
Affordable Housing In Tremont, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Tremont.
Affordable Housing In Winter Harbor, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Winter Harbor.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hancock 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Maine Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hancock County.

Hancock County, Maine Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Hancock County, Maine

Hancock County features 1,215 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 Hancock County, Maine

There are 136 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hancock County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hancock County, Maine

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hancock County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $932 and $1,140.

2023 Hancock 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
Hancock County, Maine Fair Market Rent $877 $882 $1,036 $1,383 $1,392
Hancock County, Maine Payment Standard Range $789 to $965 $794 to $970 $932 to $1,140 $1,245 to $1,521 $1,253 to $1,531

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hancock County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,351
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,215
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.01%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $47,030 ±$1,669
Median Rent $776 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.12% ± 4.57pp
Total Population 54,658

Population and Household Demographics

Hancock County is a county in Maine with a population of 54,658. There are 24,371 households in the county with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 27.01% of households in Hancock County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hancock County

The median gross income for households in Hancock County is $47,030 a year, or $3,919 a month. The median rent for the county is $776 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hancock County, a household making less than $2,587 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Hancock County.

Area Median Income In Hancock 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 Hancock County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Hancock 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 Hancock County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hancock County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,900 $19,300 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hancock County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,150 $32,150 $36,150 $40,150 $43,400 $46,600 $49,800 $53,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hancock County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,000 $51,400 $57,850 $64,250 $69,400 $74,550 $79,700 $84,850