Affordable Housing In Waldo County
Maine

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waldo County

Huntress Gardens

27 Garden Way
Belfast, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Family & Senior

Lake St. George Apartments

5 Pine Terrace
Liberty, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Hilltop Birches

22 School Street
Belfast, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

The Edward J. Reynolds House

33 Booth Drive
Belfast, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Belfast Birches

32 School Street
Belfast, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Village Heritage I

2 Park Drive
Winterport, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Village Heritage II

12 Park Drive
Winterport, Maine
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Seaside Heights

72 Ryan Road
Belfast, Maine
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Seabreeze Apartments

8 Prospect Street
Searsport, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

School Street Village

170 School Street
Unity, Maine
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Waldo County, 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 Waldo County, Maine

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waldo County, Maine

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 716 affordable apartments for rent in Waldo County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Waldo County, Maine

Waldo County features 246 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 Waldo County, Maine

There are 470 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waldo County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waldo County, Maine

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waldo County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $937 and $1,145.

2022 Waldo 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
Waldo County, Maine Fair Market Rent $837 $842 $1,041 $1,287 $1,675
Waldo County, Maine Payment Standard Range $753 to $921 $758 to $926 $937 to $1,145 $1,158 to $1,416 $1,508 to $1,843

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Waldo County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 716
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 246
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $44,082 ±$1,630
Median Rent $744 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.49% ± 5.48pp
Total Population 38,976

Population and Household Demographics

Waldo County is a county in Maine with a population of 38,976. There are 16,888 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 22.47% of households in Waldo County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waldo County

The median gross income for households in Waldo County is $44,082 a year, or $3,674 a month. The median rent for the county is $744 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waldo County, a household making less than $2,480 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Waldo County.

Area Median Income In Waldo 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 Waldo County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,100

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 Waldo 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 Waldo County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waldo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $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 Waldo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,250 $28,850 $32,450 $36,050 $38,950 $41,850 $44,750 $47,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Waldo County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,400 $46,200 $51,950 $57,700 $62,350 $66,950 $71,550 $76,200

Cities In Waldo County

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City Served By
Belfast The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belfast is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Belmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belmont is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Brooks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooks is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Burnham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burnham is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Frankfort The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frankfort is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Freedom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freedom is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Islesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Islesboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Jackson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jackson is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Knox The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Knox is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Liberty The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lincolnville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lincolnville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Monroe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monroe is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Montville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Morrill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morrill is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Northport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Palermo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palermo is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Prospect The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prospect is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Searsmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Searsmont is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Searsport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Searsport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Stockton Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stockton Springs is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Swanville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swanville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Thorndike The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thorndike is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Troy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troy is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Unity The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Unity is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Waldo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waldo is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Winterport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winterport is the Maine State Housing Authority.