Affordable Housing In Lewiston
Androscoggin County, Maine

Affordable Housing programs support 1,268 income based apartments in Lewiston where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 180 affordable apartments in Lewiston that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Lewiston, Maine

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

Bates Street Senior Housing

250 Bates Street
Lewiston, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+
Affordable

The Lofts at Bates Mill

36 Chestnut St
Lewiston, Maine
Rent Assisted
Affordable

River Valley Village

84 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Washburn Apartments

308 Bates St
Lewiston, Maine
Rent Assisted

Maple Knoll Apartments

78 and 82 Maple Street; 251 and 253 Blake Street
Lewiston, Maine
Rent Assisted

Meadowview Park

23 Spofford St
Lewiston, Maine
Accessible
Rent Assisted
62+

Gateway

11 Lisbon St
Lewiston, Maine
Rent Assisted

Mount David Housing

73 Pine St
Lewiston, Maine
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pierce Place St Laurent

110 Pierce St
Lewiston, Maine
Rent Assisted

Hillview, R.A. and Lp

198 Park St
Lewiston, Maine
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Affordable Housing Near Lewiston

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Lewiston, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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

Lewiston, Maine Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lewiston, Maine

Lewiston features 1,268 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 Lewiston, Maine

There are 180 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewiston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lewiston, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lewiston landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lewiston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lewiston, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $954 and $1,166.

2023 Lewiston, 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
Lewiston, Maine Fair Market Rent $747 $834 $1,060 $1,393 $1,576
Lewiston, Maine Payment Standard Range $672 to $822 $751 to $917 $954 to $1,166 $1,254 to $1,532 $1,418 to $1,734

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lewiston, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,448
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,268
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.63%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $37,500 ±$2,394
Median Rent $683 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.6% ± 4.43pp
Total Population 36,356

Population and Household Demographics

Lewiston is a city in Androscoggin County, Maine with a population of 36,356. There are 15,784 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 51.63% of households in Lewiston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lewiston

The median gross income for households in Lewiston is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. The median rent for the city is $683 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lewiston, a household making less than $2,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Lewiston.

Area Median Income In Lewiston

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Lewiston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Androscoggin County.

In Lewiston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,600

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 Lewiston

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 Lewiston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lewiston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lewiston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lewiston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100