Affordable Housing In Sanford
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sanford
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sanford, 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 Sanford, Maine
|Sanford 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 Sanford, Maine
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 495 affordable apartments for rent in Sanford, Maine.
Income Based Apartments in Sanford, Maine
Sanford features 346 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 Sanford, Maine
There are 76 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sanford.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Sanford, Maine
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sanford landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Sanford.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sanford, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,235 and $1,509.
2023 Sanford, 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|
|Sanford, Maine Fair Market Rent||$1,049||$1,106||$1,372||$1,783||$2,006|
|Sanford, Maine Payment Standard Range||$944 to $1,154||$995 to $1,217||$1,235 to $1,509||$1,605 to $1,961||$1,805 to $2,207|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Sanford, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||495|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||346|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||%|
|Average Renter Household Size||0.00|
|Average Household Size||0.00|
|Median Household Income||$0 ±$0|
|Median Rent||$0 ±$0|
Population and Household Demographics
Income and Rent Overburden in Sanford
The median gross income for households in Sanford is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.
Area Median Income In Sanford
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 Sanford, the AMI is calculated from all households within York County.
In Sanford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,700
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 Sanford
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 Sanford
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sanford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.