Waldoboro Woods

604 W Main St
Waldoboro, Maine
S. 515 Rural
USDA S. 538
Public Housing
Income Based
1-2 BR

Deer Ridge Farm

18 Deer Ridge Road
Wiscasset, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR

Coles Hill Apartments

25 Old Rt 1
Waldoboro, Maine
S. 515 Rural

Franklin School Apartments

23 Mills Road
Newcastle, Maine

Bay Landing

8 Bay Landing Lane
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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There are 50 low-income apartments in Lincoln County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 264 low-income homes in Lincoln County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $319 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 13th, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lincoln 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 Lincoln County.

Lincoln County, Maine Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln County, Maine

Lincoln County features 264 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 Lincoln County, Maine

There are 50 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln County, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lincoln County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lincoln County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincoln County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,049 and $1,282.

2023 Lincoln 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
Lincoln County, Maine Fair Market Rent $913 $918 $1,165 $1,418 $1,773
Lincoln County, Maine Payment Standard Range $822 to $1,004 $826 to $1,010 $1,049 to $1,282 $1,276 to $1,560 $1,596 to $1,950

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lincoln County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 334
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $50,462 ±$2,464
Median Rent $772 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.03% ± 7.71pp
Total Population 34,156

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.

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 $93,200

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lincoln County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,900 $20,450 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,850 $34,100 $38,350 $42,600 $46,050 $49,450 $52,850 $56,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,750 $54,550 $61,350 $68,150 $73,650 $79,100 $84,550 $90,000