Affordable Housing In Oxford County
Maine

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oxford County

Pequawket Village

Pequawket Ln
Fryeburg, ME
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Dixfield Square Apartments

10 Third Street
Dixfield, ME
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Whitney Brookside Homes

9 Whitney Brook Ln
Canton, ME
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Raspberry Knoll I

59 Bartlett St
Norway, ME
Subsidized

Sun Valley Housing

77 Harlow Hill Rd
Mexico, ME
Subsidized

Alpine Park

32 Alpine St
Norway, ME
Subsidized

Buck Hill Apartments I

235 High St
South Paris, ME
Subsidized

Stony Brook Housing

28 E Main St
South Paris, ME
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Doctor Danforth House

285 Main St
Norway, ME
Subsidized

Mountain View Apartments

155 Pioneer St
West Paris, ME
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Oxford County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oxford County, Maine

There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 728 affordable apartments for rent in Oxford County, Maine. Oxford County features 456 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 272 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oxford County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oxford County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 728
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 456
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $40,630 ±$1,663
Median Rent $624 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.34% ± 4.16pp
Total Population 57,421

Population and Household Demographics

Oxford County is a County in Maine with a population of 57,421. There are 21,767 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 20.87% of households in Oxford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oxford County

The median gross income for households in Oxford County is $40,630 a year, or $3,386 a month. The median rent for the county is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oxford County, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Oxford County.1

Area Median Income In Oxford 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 Oxford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,700

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 Oxford 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 Oxford County HUD Rental Assistance in Oxford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Oxford County

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

From 1988 to 2002, 11 low income apartment communities containing 238 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Oxford County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Oxford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

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 Oxford County is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 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 AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Oxford 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$623 $627 $800 $1,063 $1,258

Cities In Oxford County

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City Listings Served By
South Paris 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Paris is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Norway 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norway is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bethel 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Fryeburg 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fryeburg is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Canton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Rumford 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rumford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Oxford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mexico 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mexico is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dixfield 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dixfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Waterford 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Buckfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buckfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
West Paris 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Paris is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Andover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andover is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Brownfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Byron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byron is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Denmark 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Denmark is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Gilead 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gilead is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Greenwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwood is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hanover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hanover is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hartford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hartford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hebron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hebron is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hiram 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hiram is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lincoln plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lovell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lovell is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Magalloway plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Magalloway plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Milton UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milton UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Newry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newry is the Maine State Housing Authority.
North Oxford UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Oxford UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Otisfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otisfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Paris 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paris is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Peru 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peru is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Porter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Porter is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Roxbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roxbury is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Oxford UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Oxford UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Stoneham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stoneham is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Stow 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stow is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sumner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumner is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sweden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sweden is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Upton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Woodstock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodstock is the Maine State Housing Authority.