Affordable Housing In Sanford
York County, Maine

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sanford

Breary Farms Apartments

16 Breary Ave
Sanford, ME
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Maples at Mayflower Drive

20 Mayflower Drive
Sanford, ME
Accepts Vouchers

St. Ignatius Apartments

6 St. Ignatius St
Sanford, ME
Accepts Vouchers

Sunset Towers Apartments

941 Main Street
Sanford, ME

Jagger Mills

68 Spencer Hill Rd
Sanford, ME

Timber Ridge Apartments

20 Timber Ridge Ave
Sanford, ME
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Sanford

Housing Authority Programs
Sanford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sanford, Maine

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 419 affordable apartments for rent in Sanford, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Sanford, Maine

Sanford features 240 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 106 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 $946 and $1,156.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $803 $837 $1,051 $1,310 $1,507
Payment Standard Range $723 to $883 $753 to $921 $946 to $1,156 $1,179 to $1,441 $1,356 to $1,658

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sanford, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 419
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 240
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
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Sanford is a City in York County, Maine with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Sanford are renters.

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 $73,300

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,400 $17,600 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,700 $29,350 $33,000 $36,650 $39,600 $42,550 $45,450 $48,400
80% of Median $41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450