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Affordable Housing In York County
Maine

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There are 46 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,710 affordable apartments for rent in York County, Maine. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,740 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 768 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in York County. There are 1,892 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York County is the Maine State Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in York County

Image of Woodland Commons
500 Ledgewood Drive
Kittery, Maine
Woodland Commons is a 65 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Kittery. Rents at Woodland Commons are $1,084-1,248.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Kittery.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Image of Sunnyside Apartments
47 Buzzell Road
Wells, Maine
Sunnyside Apartments is a 20 unit low income housing apartment community in Wells.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
Persons With Disabilities
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Image of Prescott Heights
78 High Street
North Berwick, Maine
Prescott Heights is a 20 unit low income housing apartment community in North Berwick.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
Persons With Disabilities
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Image of The Maples at Mayflower Drive
20 Mayflower Drive
Sanford, Maine
The Maples at Mayflower Drive is a 26 unit low income housing apartment community in Sanford.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sanford.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
Persons With Disabilities
Senior (62+)
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Image of Mary Ann Manor
109 Washington Street
Limerick, Maine
Mary Ann Manor is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Limerick.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
Persons With Disabilities
Senior (62+)
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Housing Authorities that serve York County

The Maine State Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Augusta, Maine.

Other Housing Authorities located in York County

The Sanford Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Sanford, Maine.

The Biddeford Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Bidderford, Maine.

The Saco Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Biddeford, Maine.

Understanding Affordable Housing in York County, Maine

York County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties46
Total Low Income Apartments1,710
Total Rent Assisted Apartments1,740
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters26.83%
Average Renter Household Size2.14
Total Population199,682
Housing Units82,127
Average Household Size2.40
Median Household Income$57,919 ±$1,817
Median Rent$899 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened48.43% ± 2.72pp

Population and Household Demographics

York County is a County in Maine with a population of 199,682. There are 82,127 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 26.83% of households in York County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in York County

The median gross income for households in York County is $57,919 a year, or $4,827 a month. The median rent for the county is $899 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In York County, a household making less than $2,997 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.48.43% of households who rent are overburdened in York County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 2.72 percentage points.

Area Median Income In York 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 York County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,200

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 York 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.

York County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$15,200$17,350$20,420$24,600$28,780$32,960$37,140$41,320
50%$25,300$28,900$32,500$36,100$39,000$41,900$44,800$47,700
80%$40,450$46,200$52,000$57,750$62,400$67,000$71,650$76,250

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in York County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 33 low income apartment communities containing 1,143 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in York County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in York County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

York County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$25,300$28,900$32,500$36,100$39,000$41,900$44,800$47,700
HERA 50%$25,750$29,400$33,100$36,750$39,700$42,650$45,600$48,550
60%$30,360$34,680$39,000$43,320$46,800$50,280$53,760$57,240
HERA 60%$30,900$35,280$39,720$44,100$47,640$51,180$54,720$58,260

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in York County is $39,000 a year, or $3,250 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,250 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $975 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$633$678$813$939$1,048$1,156
60%$759$813$975$1,127$1,257$1,388
Fair Market Rents in York County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$628$725$890$1,190$1,227

Cities In York County

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CityListingsServed By
Acton0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Acton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Alfred0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alfred is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Arundel0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arundel is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Berwick2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berwick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Biddeford11The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Biddeford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Buxton0The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Buxton are the Westbrook Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Cape Neddick0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cape Neddick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Cornish1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornish is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dayton0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dayton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Eliot1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eliot is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hollis0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kennebunk3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennebunk is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kennebunkport0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennebunkport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kittery1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kittery is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kittery Point0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kittery Point is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lake Arrowhead0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Arrowhead is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lebanon0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lebanon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Limerick1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limerick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Limington0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lyman0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyman is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Newfield0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
North Berwick2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Berwick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Ogunquit0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ogunquit is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Old Orchard Beach3The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Old Orchard Beach are the Westbrook Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Parsonsfield0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parsonsfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Saco11The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saco is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sanford4The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sanford are the Sanford Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Shapleigh0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shapleigh is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Berwick2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Berwick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Eliot0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Eliot is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Sanford0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Sanford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Springvale3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springvale is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Waterboro0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wells1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wells is the Maine State Housing Authority.
West Kennebunk0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Kennebunk is the Maine State Housing Authority.
York0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York is the Maine State Housing Authority.
York Harbor0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York Harbor is the Maine State Housing Authority.