Birch Hill

281 Bates St, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Birch Hill Apartments is a 55 and older community that offers 1 and 2 bedroom units in Lewiston, ME. Birch Hill was built in accordance with the Maine Housing Green Building Standards. Design of the building focused on energy savings, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality. During construction, a total of 89% of all project waste was recycled. Birch Hill’s central location means many community resources including Kennedy Park,  the Lisbon Street shopping district, churches, hospitals and other cultural attractions are accessible to the tenants within easy walking distance.

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Units

Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
One Bedroom (1/1) - Call for Price
Two Bedroom (2/1) - Call for Price

Birch Hill Details

  • 20 one and two bedroom units.
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Property Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Resident Service Coordinator
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Historic Renovation
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • On-Site Laundry
  • Free High Speed Internet Access

Unit Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Heat and Hot Water Included

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

This project has received some funding from a participating jurisdiction (local or state government agency) through the HUD HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME). In projects with five or more HOME-assisted units, at least 20% of these units must be occupied by families earning 50% or less of area median income (AMI). All other HOME-assisted units must be occupied by families earning 80% or less of AMI, but in practice most are reserved for families earning 60% or less AMI. Maximum monthly rent is capped with a Low HOME Rent for <50% AMI units and a High HOME Rent for the remaining HOME-assisted units. Contact the property directly for the specific dollar amount of these rent caps.

Lewiston Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Lewiston but actual income limits may differ for units at Birch Hill .

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person
Very Low Income (50%) $27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800
Low Income (60%) $33,480 $38,220 $43,020 $47,760

Birch Hill is managed by Developers Collaborative.

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