Affordable Housing In Sagadahoc County
Maine

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There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 886 affordable apartments for rent in Sagadahoc County, Maine. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 649 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 307 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Sagadahoc County. There are 571 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 Sagadahoc County is the Maine State Housing Authority.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that are located in, but may not directly serve, Sagadahoc County is the Bath Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Sagadahoc County

12 Windjammer Wy.
Bath, Maine
Maritime Apartments MA is a 134 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Bath.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
401 Oak Grove Ave.
Bath, Maine
Oak Ridge OR is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Bath.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rural Development Rental Assistance Project Based Rental Assistance
808 High St
Bath, Maine
Elmhurst Group Home is a 9 unit low income housing apartment community in Bath.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
809 Washington St
Bath, Maine
Washington House is a 53 unit low income housing apartment community in Bath.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
31 Kimball St
Richmond, Maine
Richmond Terrace is a 26 unit low income housing apartment community in Richmond.
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 Sagadahoc County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Sagadahoc County

The Bath Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Bath, Maine.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Sagadahoc County, Maine

Sagadahoc County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 886
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 649
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Total Population 35,092
Housing Units 15,405
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $53,298 ±$2,998
Median Rent $793 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.8% ± 6.18pp

Population and Household Demographics

Sagadahoc County is a County in Maine with a population of 35,092. There are 15,405 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 24.54% of households in Sagadahoc County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sagadahoc County

The median gross income for households in Sagadahoc County is $53,298 a year, or $4,442 a month. The median rent for the county is $793 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sagadahoc County, a household making less than $2,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Sagadahoc County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 6.18 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Sagadahoc 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 Sagadahoc County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,500

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 Sagadahoc 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.

Sagadahoc 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% $14,850 $16,950 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
50% $24,700 $28,200 $31,750 $35,250 $38,100 $40,900 $43,750 $46,550
80% $39,500 $45,150 $50,800 $56,400 $60,950 $65,450 $69,950 $74,450

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 Sagadahoc 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 2003, 7 low income apartment communities containing 314 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sagadahoc County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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

Sagadahoc 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% $24,700 $28,200 $31,750 $35,250 $38,100 $40,900 $43,750 $46,550
HERA 50% $25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
60% $29,640 $33,840 $38,100 $42,300 $45,720 $49,080 $52,500 $55,860
HERA 60% $30,420 $34,740 $39,060 $43,380 $46,860 $50,340 $53,820 $57,300

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 Sagadahoc County is $38,100 a year, or $3,175 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,175 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $953 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% $618 $661 $794 $917 $1,023 $1,129
60% $741 $794 $953 $1,100 $1,227 $1,355
Fair Market Rents in Sagadahoc 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
$588 $720 $831 $1,129 $1,246

Cities In Sagadahoc County

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Arrowsic 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arrowsic are the Bath Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Bath 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bath are the Bath Housing Authority, Maine Centralized Section 8HCV Waiting List and Maine State Housing Authority.
Bowdoin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowdoin is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Bowdoinham 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowdoinham is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Georgetown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Georgetown are the Bath Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Perkins UT 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perkins UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Phippsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Phippsburg are the Bath Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Richmond 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Topsham 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Topsham is the Maine State Housing Authority.
West Bath 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Bath are the Bath Housing Authority, Maine Centralized Section 8HCV Waiting List and Maine State Housing Authority.
Woolwich 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woolwich are the Bath Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.