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Affordable Housing In York County
Maine

63 Low Income Apartment Communities In York County

Grant House

151 Portland St
South Berwick, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Woodland Commons

500 Ledgewood Drive
Kittery, Maine
$1,084-1,248
2-3 BR

The Lofts at Saco Falls

75 Saco Falls Way
Biddeford, Maine
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Breary Farms Apartments

16 Breary Ave
Sanford, Maine
Income Based
1-2 BR

The Birches

1 Wild Dunes Way
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+

Norton Street Apartments

11 Norton Street
South Berwick, Maine
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Berry Park

27 Raymond Street
Biddeford, Maine
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

Bethesda House

3 Horn Xing
Kennebunk, Maine
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Shaker Pond Commons

199 Waterboro Road
Alfred, Maine
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

The Pines at Ocean Park

20 Manor Street
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Housing Authorities that serve York County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in York County, Maine

There are 63 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,279 affordable apartments for rent in York County, Maine.

Income Based Apartments in York County, Maine

York County features 1,136 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 York County, Maine

There are 1,034 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in York County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in York County, Maine

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay York County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in York County.

2021 York County, Maine Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. 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.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Acton town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Alfred town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Arundel town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Berwick town $1,066 $1,118 $1,473 $1,905 $2,550
Biddeford city $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Buxton town $1,088 $1,229 $1,592 $2,061 $2,518
Cornish town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Dayton town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Eliot town $1,066 $1,118 $1,473 $1,905 $2,550
Hollis town $1,088 $1,229 $1,592 $2,061 $2,518
Kennebunk town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Kennebunkport town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Kittery town $1,066 $1,118 $1,473 $1,905 $2,550
Lebanon town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Limerick town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Limington town $1,088 $1,229 $1,592 $2,061 $2,518
Lyman town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Newfield town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
North Berwick town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Ogunquit town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Old Orchard Beach town $1,088 $1,229 $1,592 $2,061 $2,518
Parsonsfield town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Saco city $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Sanford city $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Shapleigh town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
South Berwick town $1,066 $1,118 $1,473 $1,905 $2,550
Waterboro town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
Wells town $924 $936 $1,175 $1,468 $1,724
York town $1,066 $1,118 $1,473 $1,905 $2,550

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

York County, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 63
Total Low Income Apartments 2,279
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,136
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $57,919 ±$1,817
Median Rent $899 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.43% ± 2.72pp
Total Population 199,682

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.

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 $79,000

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 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.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in York County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $19,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% of Median $44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450

Cities In York County

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City Served By
Acton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Acton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Alfred The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alfred is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Arundel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arundel is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Berwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berwick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Biddeford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Biddeford are the Maine State Housing Authority and Biddeford Housing Authority.
Buxton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Buxton are the Westbrook Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Cape Neddick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cape Neddick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Cornish The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornish is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Dayton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dayton is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Eliot The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eliot is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Hollis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollis is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kennebunk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennebunk is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kennebunkport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennebunkport is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kittery The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kittery is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Kittery Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kittery Point is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lake Arrowhead The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Arrowhead is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lebanon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lebanon is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Limerick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limerick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Limington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limington is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Lyman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lyman is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Newfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
North Berwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Berwick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Ogunquit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ogunquit is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Old Orchard Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Old Orchard Beach are the Westbrook Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Parsonsfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parsonsfield is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Saco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saco is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Sanford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sanford are the Sanford Housing Authority and Maine State Housing Authority.
Shapleigh The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shapleigh is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Berwick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Berwick is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Eliot The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Eliot is the Maine State Housing Authority.
South Sanford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Sanford is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Springvale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springvale is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Waterboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterboro is the Maine State Housing Authority.
Wells The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wells is the Maine State Housing Authority.
West Kennebunk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Kennebunk is the Maine State Housing Authority.
York The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York is the Maine State Housing Authority.
York Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves York Harbor is the Maine State Housing Authority.