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Affordable Housing In Piscataquis County
Maine

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Piscataquis County

Country Meadows

15 Country Meadows Ln
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Family & Senior

North View Apartments

185 Summer Street
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Covered Bridge Apartments

121 Water St
Guilford, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Chieftan Heights

5 Chieftan Hts Unit 1
Greenville, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Oakes Manor Apartments

99 Oakes Manor Rd
Sangerville, Maine
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Thayer Parkway

33 Thayer Pkwy
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Income Based
2-3 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

The Quarry Pines

7 Forest Ave
Brownville, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

The Hylands

5 Chieftan Heights HC 76 Box 121
Greenville, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Milo Heights

27-29 High St
Milo, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Kilmarnock Pines

1117 Medford Center Road
Medford, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Piscataquis County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Piscataquis County, Maine

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 891 affordable apartments for rent in Piscataquis County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Piscataquis County, Maine

Piscataquis County features 443 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 Piscataquis County, Maine

There are 424 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Piscataquis County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Piscataquis County, Maine

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Piscataquis County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Piscataquis 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 $528 $623 $714 $1,014 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $475 to $581 $561 to $685 $643 to $785 $913 to $1,115 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Piscataquis County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 891
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 443
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $37,495 ±$2,115
Median Rent $630 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45% ± 6.51pp
Total Population 17,156

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.

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 $52,800

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.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Piscataquis 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 Piscataquis County

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