Affordable Housing In Washington County
Maine

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

West Manor Apartments

16 West Mnr
Milbridge, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Riverside Apartments

46 Water St
Machias, Maine
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Narraguagus Estates

37 Estates Rd
Cherryfield, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Pleasant View Manor

1-20 Point St
Columbia Falls, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Ridgeview Apartments

9 Valley View Rd
Machias, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Shiretown Apartments

7 Valley View Rd
Machias, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Quoddy View Apartments

4 Emery Circle
Lubec, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Sunrise Apartments

1 HALLETT CIR
Lubec, Maine
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Hand in Hand Apartments

173 Wyman Rd
Milbridge, Maine
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Jonesboro Heights

Rt. 1 Bagley Road
Jonesboro, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Maine

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 739 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Maine

Washington County features 444 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 Washington County, Maine

There are 262 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Maine

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $757 and $925.

2022 Washington 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
Washington County, Maine Fair Market Rent $635 $639 $841 $1,049 $1,221
Washington County, Maine Payment Standard Range $572 to $699 $575 to $703 $757 to $925 $944 to $1,154 $1,099 to $1,343

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 739
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 444
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $38,083 ±$1,141
Median Rent $593 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.53% ± 3.94pp
Total Population 32,191

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Maine with a population of 32,191. There are 14,139 households in the county with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 24.76% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $38,083 a year, or $3,174 a month. The median rent for the county is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,000

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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County 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 Washington County 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 Washington County 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

Cities In Washington County

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City Served By
Addison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Addison is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Alexander The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alexander is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Baileyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baileyville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Baring plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baring plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Beals The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beals is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Beddington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beddington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Calais The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calais is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Charlotte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charlotte is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Cherryfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherryfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Codyville plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Codyville plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Columbia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Columbia Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbia Falls is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Cooper The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cooper is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Crawford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crawford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Cutler The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cutler is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Danforth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Danforth is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Deblois The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deblois is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dennysville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dennysville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
East Central Washington UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Central Washington UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
East Machias The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Machias is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Eastport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eastport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Grand Lake Stream plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Lake Stream plantation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Harrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Jonesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jonesboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Jonesport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jonesport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lubec The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lubec is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Machias The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Machias is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Machiasport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Machiasport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Marshfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marshfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Meddybemps The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meddybemps is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Milbridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milbridge is the Maine State Housing Authority.
North Washington UT The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Washington UT is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Northfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Pembroke The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pembroke is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Perry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Pleasant Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Point is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Princeton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Princeton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Robbinston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robbinston is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Roque Bluffs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roque Bluffs is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Steuben The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Steuben is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Talmadge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Talmadge is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Topsfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Topsfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Vanceboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vanceboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Waite The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waite is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wesley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wesley is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Whiting The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whiting is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Whitneyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitneyville is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Woodland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodland is the Maine State Housing Authority.