Affordable Housing In Mount Desert
Hancock County, Maine

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mount Desert

Maple Lane Apartments

24 Maple Lane
Mount Desert, Maine
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mount Desert, 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 Mount Desert, Maine

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mount Desert, Maine

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Mount Desert, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Mount Desert, Maine

Mount Desert features 0 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 Mount Desert, Maine

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mount Desert.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Desert, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mount Desert landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Mount Desert.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Desert, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $932 and $1,140.

2023 Mount Desert, 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
Mount Desert, Maine Fair Market Rent $877 $882 $1,036 $1,383 $1,392
Mount Desert, Maine Payment Standard Range $789 to $965 $794 to $970 $932 to $1,140 $1,245 to $1,521 $1,253 to $1,531

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mount Desert, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Desert is a city in Hancock County, Maine with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Mount Desert are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Desert

The median gross income for households in Mount Desert is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Area Median Income In Mount Desert

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 Mount Desert, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hancock County.

In Mount Desert, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Mount Desert

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 Mount Desert

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mount Desert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,900 $19,300 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mount Desert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,150 $32,150 $36,150 $40,150 $43,400 $46,600 $49,800 $53,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mount Desert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,000 $51,400 $57,850 $64,250 $69,400 $74,550 $79,700 $84,850