Affordable Housing In Piscataquis County
Maine

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There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 871 affordable apartments for rent in Piscataquis County, Maine. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 557 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 221 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Piscataquis County. There are 770 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 Piscataquis County is the Maine State Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Piscataquis County

5 Chieftan Hts Unit 1
Greenville, Maine
Chieftan Heights is a 20 unit low income housing apartment community in Greenville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
930 W Main St
Dover–Foxcroft, Maine
Riverview II is a 13 unit low income housing apartment community in Dover–Foxcroft.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
99 Oakes Manor Rd
Sangerville, Maine
Oakes Manor Apartments is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Sangerville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Project Based Rental Assistance Rural Development Rental Assistance
RR 1 Box 301-318
Brownville, Maine
The Quarry Pines is a 18 unit low income housing apartment community in Brownville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
29 High St
Milo, Maine
Milo Heights is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Milo.
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 Piscataquis County

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

Understanding Affordable Housing in Piscataquis County, Maine

Piscataquis County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 871
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 557
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Total Population 17,156
Housing Units 7,529
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $37,495 ±$2,115
Median Rent $630 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45% ± 6.51pp

Population and Household Demographics

Piscataquis County is a County in Maine with a population of 17,156. There are 7,529 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 25.38% of households in Piscataquis County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Piscataquis County

The median gross income for households in Piscataquis County is $37,495 a year, or $3,125 a month. The median rent for the county is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Piscataquis County, a household making less than $2,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45% of households who rent are overburdened in Piscataquis County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 6.51 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Piscataquis 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 Piscataquis County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,200

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 Piscataquis 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.

Piscataquis 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 Piscataquis County

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

From 1989 to 1996, 6 low income apartment communities containing 130 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Piscataquis County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Piscataquis 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.

Piscataquis 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
HERA 50% $19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,500 $30,800 $33,100 $35,350 $37,650
60% $23,520 $26,880 $30,240 $33,540 $36,240 $38,940 $41,640 $44,280
HERA 60% $23,940 $27,360 $30,780 $34,200 $36,960 $39,720 $42,420 $45,180

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 Piscataquis 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 Piscataquis 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
$541 $590 $681 $991 $1,023

Cities In Piscataquis County

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Abbot 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abbot is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Atkinson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atkinson is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Beaver Cove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaver Cove is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Blanchard UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blanchard UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bowerbank 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowerbank is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Brownville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brownville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dover Foxcroft 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover Foxcroft is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dover-Foxcroft 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover-Foxcroft is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dover–Foxcroft 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover–Foxcroft is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Greenville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Guilford 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Guilford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kingsbury plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingsbury plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lake View plantation 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake View plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Medford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Milo 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milo is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Monson 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monson is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Northeast Piscataquis UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northeast Piscataquis UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Northwest Piscataquis UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northwest Piscataquis UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Parkman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parkman is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sangerville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sangerville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sebec 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sebec is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Shirley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shirley is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Southeast Piscataquis UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southeast Piscataquis UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wellington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Willimantic 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willimantic is the Maine State Housing Authority.