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Affordable Housing In Penobscot County
Maine

96 Low Income Apartment Communities In Penobscot County

Maine Hall

288 Union St
Bangor, Maine
$528-681
Studio-1 BR
55+
Accessible

Oak Park Manor

26 Oak Park Manor
East Millinocket, Maine
Income Based-798
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Maine Avenue Manor

110 Maine Ave
Millinocket, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Glenridge Apartments

4 Marsh Ln
Orono, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Village Centre Family Apartments

266 Center St
Brewer, Maine
Income Based
1-3 BR

Pembroke Pines

50 Pembroke Dr.
Old Town, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

St. Xaviers Home

119 Somerset St
Bangor, Maine
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Town Hall Apartments

5753 Bennoch Rd.
Lagrange, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Silverwood Court

1 Oak Street
East Millinocket, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Sebasticook River Apartments

263 Elm St
Newport, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Penobscot County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Penobscot County, Maine

There are 96 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,440 affordable apartments for rent in Penobscot County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Penobscot County, Maine

Penobscot County features 2,513 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 Penobscot County, Maine

There are 837 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Penobscot County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Penobscot County, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Penobscot County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Penobscot County.

2021 Penobscot County, Maine Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. 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.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Alton town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Argyle UT $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Bangor city $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Bradford town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Bradley town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Brewer city $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Burlington town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Carmel town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Carroll plantation $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Charleston town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Chester town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Clifton town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Corinna town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Corinth town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Dexter town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Dixmont town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Drew plantation $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
East Central Penobscot UT $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
East Millinocket town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Eddington town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Edinburg town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Enfield town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Etna town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Exeter town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Garland town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Glenburn town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Greenbush town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Hampden town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Hermon town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Holden town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Howland town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Hudson town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Kenduskeag town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Kingman UT $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Lagrange town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Lakeville town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Lee town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Levant town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Lincoln town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Lowell town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Mattawamkeag town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Maxfield town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Medway town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Milford town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Millinocket town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Mount Chase town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Newburgh town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Newport town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
North Penobscot UT $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Old Town city $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Orono town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Orrington town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Passadumkeag town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Patten town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Penobscot Indian Island Reservation $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Plymouth town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Prentiss UT $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Seboeis plantation $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Springfield town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Stacyville town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Stetson town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Twombly UT $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Veazie town $708 $826 $1,057 $1,315 $1,729
Webster plantation $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Whitney UT $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Winn town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176
Woodville town $595 $658 $867 $1,078 $1,176

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Penobscot County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 96
Total Low Income Apartments 3,440
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,513
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $44,271 ±$1,142
Median Rent $734 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.26% ± 3.07pp
Total Population 153,437

Population and Household Demographics

Penobscot County is a county in Maine with a population of 153,437. There are 61,973 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 32.41% of households in Penobscot County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Penobscot County

The median gross income for households in Penobscot County is $44,271 a year, or $3,689 a month. The median rent for the county is $734 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Penobscot County, a household making less than $2,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Penobscot County.

Area Median Income In Penobscot 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 Penobscot County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,400

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 Penobscot 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 Penobscot 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 Penobscot County

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City Served By
Alton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Argyle UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Argyle UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bangor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bangor are the Bangor Housing and Maine State Housing Authority.
Bradford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bradford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bradley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bradley is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Brewer The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brewer are the Housing Authority of the City of Brewer and Maine State Housing Authority.
Burlington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burlington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Carmel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carmel is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Carroll plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carroll plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Charleston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charleston is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Chester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Clifton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Corinna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corinna is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Corinth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corinth is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dexter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dexter is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dixmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dixmont is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Drew plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Drew plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
East Central Penobscot UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Central Penobscot UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
East Millinocket The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Millinocket is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Eddington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eddington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Edinburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edinburg is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Enfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Etna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Etna is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Exeter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Exeter is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Garland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Glenburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glenburn are the Maine State Housing Authority and Bangor Housing.
Greenbush The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenbush is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hampden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hampden are the Maine State Housing Authority and Bangor Housing.
Hermon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hermon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Holden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holden is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Howland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howland is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hudson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hudson is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kenduskeag The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenduskeag is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kingman UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingman UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lagrange The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lagrange is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lakeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lee is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Levant The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Levant is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lincoln The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincoln is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lowell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mattawamkeag The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mattawamkeag is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Maxfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maxfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Medway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medway is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Millinocket The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millinocket is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Mount Chase The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Chase is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Newburgh The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newburgh is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Newport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
North Penobscot UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Penobscot UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Old Town The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Old Town are the Housing Authority of the City of Old Town and Maine State Housing Authority.
Orono The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orono is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Orrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orrington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Passadumkeag The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Passadumkeag is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Patten The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Patten is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Penobscot Indian Island Reservation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penobscot Indian Island Reservation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Plymouth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plymouth is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Prentiss UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prentiss UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Seboeis plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seboeis plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Stacyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stacyville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Stetson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stetson is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Twombly Ridge UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twombly Ridge UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Veazie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Veazie are the Maine State Housing Authority and Bangor Housing.
Webster plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Webster plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Whitney UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitney UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Winn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winn is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Woodville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodville is the Maine State Housing Authority.