Cheap Apartments In Lincoln County
Maine

Bay Landing II

8 Bay Landing Lane
Boothbay Harbor, ME
1-3 BR

Harbor View Apartments

23 School St
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Subsidized

West Harbor Pines WHP

1 Andrea Ln.
Boothbay Harbor, ME
1-3 BR

High Meadow Apartments

10 Meadow Ct
Damariscotta, ME
Subsidized

There are 8 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 115 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County, Maine. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 242 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 89 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Lincoln County. There are 245 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Lincoln County

The Maine State Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Augusta, Maine.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, Maine

Lincoln County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties8
Total Low Income Apartments115
Total Rent Assisted Apartments242
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters20.53%
Average Renter Household Size2.17
Total Population34,156
Housing Units14,876
Average Household Size2.25
Median Household Income$50,462 ±$2,464
Median Rent$772 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened43.03% ± 7.71pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln County is a County in Maine with a population of 34,156. There are 14,876 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 20.53% of households in Lincoln County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln County

The median gross income for households in Lincoln County is $50,462 a year, or $4,205 a month. The median rent for the county is $772 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln County, a household making less than $2,573 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.43.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.71 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County HUD Rental Assistance in Lincoln County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30% of Median$13,800$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,420$33,740$38,060$42,380
50% of Median$23,000$26,250$29,550$32,800$35,450$38,050$40,700$43,300
80% of Median$36,750$42,000$47,250$52,500$56,700$60,900$65,100$69,300

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lincoln County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2002 to 2007, 4 low income apartment communities containing 79 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lincoln County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Lincoln County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lincoln County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50% of Median$23,000$26,250$29,550$32,800$35,450$38,050$40,700$43,300
HERA 50%$23,150$26,450$29,750$33,050$35,700$38,350$41,000$43,650
60% of Median$27,600$31,500$35,460$39,360$42,540$45,660$48,840$51,960
HERA 60%$27,780$31,740$35,700$39,660$42,840$46,020$49,200$52,380

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Lincoln County is $35,460 a year, or $2,955 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,955 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $887 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
50%$575$616$739$853$951$1,050
60%$690$739$887$1,024$1,142$1,260
Fair Market Rents in Lincoln County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$708$751$883$1,107$1,283

Cities In Lincoln County

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CityListingsServed By
Newcastle1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newcastle is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Waldoboro0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waldoboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Damariscotta3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Damariscotta is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Boothbay Harbor3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boothbay Harbor is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wiscasset0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wiscasset is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Edgecomb0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgecomb is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Alna0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alna is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Boothbay0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boothbay is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bremen0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bremen is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bristol0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dresden0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dresden is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hibberts gore0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hibberts gore is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Jefferson0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Louds Island UT0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Louds Island UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Monhegan plantation0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monhegan plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Nobleboro0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nobleboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Somerville0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somerville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Bristol0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Bristol is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Southport0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Westport Island0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westport Island is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Whitefield0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitefield is the Maine State Housing Authority.