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Affordable Housing In Oxford County
Maine

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oxford County

Pequawket Village

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

The Somerset

533 Hancock St
Rumford, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible

Dixfield Square Apartments

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

Bethel Park Apartments

23 Mason Street
Bethel, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Whitney Brookside Homes

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

Swainbrook Apartments

298 Spruce Street
Rumford, Maine
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+
Accessible

Raspberry Knoll I

59 Bartlett St
Norway, Maine
Subsidized

Sun Valley Housing

77 Harlow Hill Rd
Mexico, Maine
Subsidized

Alpine Park

32 Alpine St
Norway, Maine
Subsidized

Buck Hill Apartments I

235 High St
South Paris, Maine
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 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 958 affordable apartments for rent in Oxford County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Oxford County, Maine

Oxford County features 662 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 Oxford County, Maine

There are 272 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oxford County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oxford County, Maine

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oxford County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $720 and $880.

2020 Oxford 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
Fair Market Rent $623 $627 $800 $1,063 $1,258
Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $564 to $690 $720 to $880 $957 to $1,169 $1,132 to $1,384

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oxford County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 958
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 662
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.

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 $58,400

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 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 $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100

Cities In Oxford County

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