Winthrop, Maine Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Winthrop where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Winthrop that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Winthrop, Maine

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Winthrop. Go to the Maine Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Winthrop.

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Affordable Housing Near Winthrop

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City Apartments
Augusta, ME Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Augusta.
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Gardiner, ME Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Gardiner.
Oakland, ME Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Oakland.
Farmingdale, ME Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Farmingdale.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Winthrop, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Maine State Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Maine Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Winthrop.

Winthrop, Maine Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Winthrop, Maine

Winthrop features 0 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 Winthrop, Maine

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winthrop.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winthrop, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Winthrop landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Winthrop.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winthrop, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $874 and $1,068.

2023 Winthrop, 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
Winthrop, Maine Fair Market Rent $754 $759 $971 $1,203 $1,443
Winthrop, Maine Payment Standard Range $679 to $829 $683 to $835 $874 to $1,068 $1,083 to $1,323 $1,299 to $1,587

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Winthrop, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.84%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $45,278 ±$24,485
Median Rent $674 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.25% ± 23.98pp
Total Population 2,651

Population and Household Demographics

Winthrop is a city in Kennebec County, Maine with a population of 2,651. There are 1,182 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 33.84% of households in Winthrop are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winthrop

The median gross income for households in Winthrop is $45,278 a year, or $3,773 a month. The median rent for the city is $674 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winthrop, a household making less than $2,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Winthrop.

Area Median Income In Winthrop

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 Winthrop, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kennebec County.

In Winthrop, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,500

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 Winthrop

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 Winthrop

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Winthrop AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,850 $19,250 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Winthrop AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Winthrop AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700