Affordable Housing In Lincoln County
Maine

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln County

Franklin School Apartments

23 Mills Road
Newcastle, Maine
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Harbor View Apartments

23 School St
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Subsidized

High Meadow Apartments

10 Meadow Ct
Damariscotta, Maine
Subsidized

Biscay Road Residence

4 Jackies Trl
Damariscotta, Maine
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mobius Residence

55 Trails End Rd
Newcastle, Maine
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Coastal Economic Development Corp

Piper Mill Rd
Damariscotta, Maine

Coles Hill Apartments

25 Old Rt 1
Waldoboro, Maine

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lincoln County, Maine

Housing Authority Programs
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, Maine

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 334 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County, Maine.

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 $956 and $1,168.

2022 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 $802 $807 $1,062 $1,313 $1,738
Lincoln County, Maine Payment Standard Range $722 to $882 $726 to $888 $956 to $1,168 $1,182 to $1,444 $1,564 to $1,912

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 $80,700

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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.
$16,950 $19,350 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$28,200 $32,200 $36,250 $40,250 $43,500 $46,700 $49,950 $53,150
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.
$45,100 $51,550 $58,000 $64,400 $69,600 $74,750 $79,900 $85,050

Cities In Lincoln County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Alna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alna is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Boothbay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boothbay is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Boothbay Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boothbay Harbor is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bremen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bremen is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bristol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Damariscotta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Damariscotta is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dresden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dresden is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Edgecomb The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgecomb is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hibberts gore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hibberts gore is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Jefferson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Louds Island UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Louds Island UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Monhegan plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monhegan plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Newcastle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newcastle is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Nobleboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nobleboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Somerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somerville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Bristol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Bristol is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Southport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Waldoboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waldoboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Westport Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westport Island is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Whitefield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitefield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wiscasset The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wiscasset is the Maine State Housing Authority.