Affordable Housing In Oxford County
Maine

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There are 35 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 939 affordable apartments for rent in Oxford County, Maine. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 543 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 333 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Oxford County. There are 606 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxford County is the Maine State Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Oxford County

59 Bartlett St
Norway, Maine
Raspberry Knoll I is a 6 unit low income housing apartment community in Norway.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
77 Harlow Hill Rd
Mexico, Maine
Sun Valley Housing is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Mexico.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
32 Alpine St
Norway, Maine
Alpine Park is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Norway.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
12 Third St
Dixfield, Maine
Dixfield Square Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Dixfield.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
235 High St
South Paris, Maine
Buck Hill Apartments I is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in South Paris.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

Housing Authorities that serve Oxford County

The Maine State Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Augusta, Maine.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Oxford County, Maine

Oxford County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 939
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 543
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Total Population 57,421
Housing Units 21,767
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $40,630 ±$1,663
Median Rent $624 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.34% ± 4.16pp

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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 4.16 percentage points.

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 $52,200

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.

Oxford County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,060 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
50% $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
80% $31,300 $35,800 $40,250 $44,700 $48,300 $51,900 $55,450 $59,050

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Oxford County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Oxford County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $30,200 $32,450 $34,700 $36,900
60% $23,520 $26,880 $30,240 $33,540 $36,240 $38,940 $41,640 $44,280

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 $30,240 a year, or $2,520 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,520 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $756 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $490 $525 $630 $727 $811 $895
60% $588 $630 $756 $872 $974 $1,074
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$573 $587 $693 $1,009 $1,221

Cities In Oxford County

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Andover 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Andover is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bethel 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Brownfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Buckfield 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buckfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Byron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Byron is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Canton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Denmark 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Denmark is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dixfield 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dixfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Fryeburg 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fryeburg 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.
Mexico 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mexico 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.
Norway 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norway is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Otisfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otisfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Oxford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxford 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.
Rumford 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rumford 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.
South Paris 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Paris 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.
Waterford 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterford 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.
Woodstock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodstock is the Maine State Housing Authority.