Lewis Jones Apartments

475 Ridge Rd
Windsor, Maine
S. 515 Rural
Public Housing
Income Based
2 BR

Inn at City Hall

1 Cony St
Augusta, Maine
Income Based
1 BR

Orchard Hill Apartments

25 Ridge Rd
Augusta, Maine
Public Housing
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Seton Village

1 Carver St
Waterville, Maine
S. 202
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Roncalli Apartments

144 State St
Augusta, Maine
S. 202
Call For Rent
1 BR
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There are 359 low-income apartments in Kennebec County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Kennebec County, Maine can range from $728 to $1,201 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 1,531 low-income homes in Kennebec County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $290 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on August 30th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

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 $81,200

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 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.
$17,050 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
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.
$28,450 $32,500 $36,550 $40,600 $43,850 $47,100 $50,350 $53,600
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.
$45,500 $52,000 $58,500 $64,950 $70,150 $75,350 $80,550 $85,750