Affordable Housing In Presque Isle
Aroostook County, Maine

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Presque Isle

Pleasant Hill Manor

42 Howard St
Presque Isle, Maine

Mcculley Commons Apartments

Academy St
Presque Isle, Maine


10 Coventry Court
Presque Isle, Maine

Applewood Apt

11 Blueberry Drive
Presque Isle, Maine
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Presque Isle, Maine

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Presque Isle, Maine

Housing Authority Programs
Presque Isle Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Presque Isle, Maine

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 213 affordable apartments for rent in Presque Isle, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Presque Isle, Maine

Presque Isle features 189 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 Presque Isle, Maine

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Presque Isle.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Presque Isle, Maine

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Presque Isle, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2022 Presque Isle, 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
Presque Isle, Maine Fair Market Rent $519 $630 $781 $1,046 $1,230
Presque Isle, Maine Payment Standard Range $467 to $571 $567 to $693 $703 to $859 $941 to $1,151 $1,107 to $1,353

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Presque Isle, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 213
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 189
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $36,538 ±$2,799
Median Rent $622 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.54% ± 8.05pp
Total Population 9,378

Population and Household Demographics

Presque Isle is a city in Aroostook County, Maine with a population of 9,378. There are 4,086 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 43.83% of households in Presque Isle are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Presque Isle

The median gross income for households in Presque Isle is $36,538 a year, or $3,045 a month. The median rent for the city is $622 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Presque Isle, a household making less than $2,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Presque Isle.

Area Median Income In Presque Isle

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Presque Isle, the AMI is calculated from all households within Aroostook County.

In Presque Isle, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Presque Isle

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 Presque Isle

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Presque Isle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Presque Isle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Presque Isle AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,100 $45,800 $51,550 $57,250 $61,850 $66,450 $71,000 $75,600