Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lincoln County, ME

Discover affordable housing in Lincoln County where there are 17+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, Maine

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
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Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
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Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lincoln County, Maine
$8.26 (+58%) more than Maine minimum wage and $15.16 (+209%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Lincoln County, Maine Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Lincoln County, Maine.

Go to the Maine Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lincoln County.

How many renters live in Lincoln County, Maine?

The County of Lincoln County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 15.41 percent of the population living in Lincoln County.

What is the rental market like in Lincoln County, Maine?

There are an estimated housing units in the Lincoln County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lincoln County, Maine, there are 1.03 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lincoln County?

The rental vacancy rate in Lincoln County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lincoln County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lincoln County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
181 814 983 637 102
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lincoln County

A large number of apartments in Lincoln County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Lincoln County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $942 to $1,654. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $942
One BR $978
Two BR $1,183
Three BR $1,575
Four BR $1,654
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lincoln County, Maine

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lincoln County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 120 66 percent
One BR 585 72 percent
Two BR 569 58 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lincoln County, Maine

How many affordable rental units are in Lincoln County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lincoln County, Maine including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lincoln County, Maine

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln County, Maine

Lincoln County features 284 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 $1,065 and $1,301.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.