Affordable Housing In Kennebec County
Maine

Affordable Housing programs support 1,531 income based apartments in Kennebec County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 359 affordable apartments in Kennebec County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Kennebec County, Maine

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

Meadow by the Brook

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

Fort Halifax Commons

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

Gilman Place

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

Cony Flatiron Senior Residence Apartments

110 Cony St
Augusta, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
55+
Affordable

Hodgkins School Apartments

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

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
Rent Assisted

Lewis Jones Apartments

475 Ridge Rd
Windsor, Maine
Income Based
2 BR
Rent Assisted

Lindenbrooke Park

11 Lindenbrooke Park
Manchester, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+
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Affordable Housing In Kennebec County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Kennebec County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Albion, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Albion.
Affordable Housing In Augusta, ME Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Augusta.
Affordable Housing In Chelsea, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Chelsea.
Affordable Housing In Farmingdale, ME Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Farmingdale.
Affordable Housing In Gardiner, ME Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Gardiner.
Affordable Housing In Hallowell, ME Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Hallowell.
Affordable Housing In Manchester, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Manchester.
Affordable Housing In Monmouth, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Monmouth.
Affordable Housing In Oakland, ME Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Oakland.
Affordable Housing In Randolph, ME Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Randolph.
Affordable Housing In Vassalboro, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Vassalboro.
Affordable Housing In Waterville, ME Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Waterville.
Affordable Housing In Windsor, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Windsor.
Affordable Housing In Winslow, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Winslow.
Affordable Housing In Winthrop, ME Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Winthrop.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kennebec 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 Kennebec County.

Kennebec County, Maine Affordable Housing Data

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 359 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 $874 and $1,068.

2023 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
Kennebec County, Maine Fair Market Rent $754 $759 $971 $1,203 $1,443
Kennebec County, Maine Payment Standard Range $679 to $829 $683 to $835 $874 to $1,068 $1,083 to $1,323 $1,299 to $1,587

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kennebec County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 1,914
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 $85,500

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kennebec County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kennebec County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kennebec County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700