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Affordable Housing In Kennebec County
Maine

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kennebec County

Meadow by the Brook

185 Unity Rd
Albion, Maine
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Fort Halifax Commons

134 Halifax St
Winslow, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Gilman Place

21 Gilman St
Waterville, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hodgkins School Apartments

17 Malta Ave
Augusta, Maine
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Pineview Estates

301 Capitol St
Augusta, Maine
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Orchard Park

19 Louden Street
Farmingdale, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Riverview Terrace

39 Alexandra Rd
Gardiner, Maine
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Lewis Jones Apartments

475 Ridge Rd
Windsor, Maine
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Lindenbrooke Park

11 Lindenbrooke Park
Manchester, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Glenridge Gardens Apartments

82 Glenridge Drive
Augusta, Maine
$728-1,201
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Kennebec County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kennebec County, Maine

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,842 affordable apartments for rent in Kennebec County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Kennebec County, Maine

Kennebec County features 1,531 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 Kennebec County, Maine

There are 287 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kennebec County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kennebec County, Maine

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kennebec County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $719 and $879.

2020 Kennebec 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
Fair Market Rent $642 $650 $799 $1,042 $1,101
Payment Standard Range $578 to $706 $585 to $715 $719 to $879 $938 to $1,146 $991 to $1,211

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kennebec County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 1,842
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,531
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.71%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $46,917 ±$1,596
Median Rent $691 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.95% ± 3.62pp
Total Population 121,112

Population and Household Demographics

Kennebec County is a county in Maine with a population of 121,112. There are 51,443 households in the county with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 29.71% of households in Kennebec County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kennebec County

The median gross income for households in Kennebec County is $46,917 a year, or $3,910 a month. The median rent for the county is $691 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kennebec County, a household making less than $2,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Kennebec County.

Area Median Income In Kennebec 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 Kennebec County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,900

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 Kennebec 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 Kennebec County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800

Cities In Kennebec County

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City Served By
Albion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albion is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Augusta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Augusta is the Augusta Housing Authority.
Belgrade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belgrade is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Benton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Chelsea The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chelsea is the Maine State Housing Authority.
China The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves China is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Clinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Farmingdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmingdale is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Fayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fayette is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Gardiner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardiner is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hallowell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hallowell is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Litchfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Litchfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Manchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchester is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Monmouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monmouth is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mount Vernon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vernon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Oakland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Pittston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pittston is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Randolph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Randolph is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Readfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Readfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Rome The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rome is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sidney The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sidney is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Unity UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Unity UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Vassalboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vassalboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Vienna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vienna is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Waterville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waterville are the Waterville Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Wayne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wayne is the Maine State Housing Authority.
West Gardiner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Gardiner is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Windsor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windsor is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Winslow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winslow is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Winthrop The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winthrop is the Maine State Housing Authority.