Maine Section 8 Housing.

Get help in Maine from the Section 8 housing choice voucher program. This is a statewide service that aims to provide affordable, income subsidized homes, apartments, and private accommodations to the low income across the state. Local housing authorities take applications to section 8 housing near you in Maine, and find more details, requirements, and phone numbers below.

There are income requirements in place, and applicants generally need to be in or near poverty, based on family size, or have a very low income. Maine residents also need to have a source of income, as up to 30% of the household income is required to be paid for section 8 homes. In addition, there are emergency section 8 vouchers in Maine for senior citizens, the disabled, or those who can’t be on the waiting list for some valid reason.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers are also combined with other services. As an example, tenants often need to participate in employment, credit counseling, or “general” self-sufficiency programs. The federal government HUD organization will mandate this. In addition, tenants need to have a source of income, whether from retirement, SSI, disability, social security, or job or something. As section 8 housing is a rent subsidy - the government will not pay the entire cost.

Also note that Maine section 8 vouchers can pay rent as well as a mortgage. This means homeowners can apply. Find where to apply for assistance at a housing authority near you below, either in person or online. The section 8 Maine housing program can help low income families, single adults or mothers and individuals pay their monthly rent for a safe, affordable home in the private rental market.

How to apply for section 8 housing in Maine near you below

Auburn HA
Phone: (207)784-7351
20 Great Falls Plaza, P O Box 3037
Auburn Maine 04212

 

 

 

 

Augusta Housing Authority
Phone: (207)626-2357
33 Union Street
Augusta ME 04330
In addition to these Section 8 housing agencies that can provide rent assistance, other non-profits and charities offer support. As there is the community action agency in Kennebec County that can help low income renters from ESG grants, security deposit help and more.

  • Or try the Maine State Housing authority at 353 Water Street, Augusta Maine 04330. Phone: (207)626-4600. Or find homeless prevention in Maine.
  • Waterville Housing authority is at 88 Silver St., Waterville ME 04901. Phone: (207)873-2155

Bangor Housing Authority and Penobscot County
Phone: (207)942-6365
161 Davis Road
Bangor ME 04401
the HUD supported agency helps the low income, elderly and others find and move into low income housing using section 8 vouchers. Learn more online, including about the Penobscot County waiting list. Landlords also lease about private homes and apartments to section 8 beneficiaries. Find additional Penobscot County Maine agencies and non-profits who provide low income rent assistance and Section 8 aid. Get more details on help with rent in Penobscot County.

  • There is also the Brewer HA, 15 Colonial Circle Suite 1, Brewer ME 04412. Phone: (207)989-7890

Hancock County and Bar Harbor Housing authority
Phone: (207)288-4770
Malvern Belmont Estates - No Mail
80 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor ME 04609

  • Or residents can try the non-profit Tremont Housing Authority. Address is Birchwood Lane, Bass Harbor ME 04653. Phone: (207)288-4770
  • Mount Desert HA is another option at Maple Lane, Mount Desert ME 04660. Phone: (207)288-4770
  • Low income apartments are at SW Harbor HA, 24 Village Green Way, Southwest Harbor Maine 04679. Phone: (207)288-4770

 

 

 

 

Bath HA
Phone: (207)443-3116
80 Congress Avenue
Bath ME 04530

Biddeford HA
Phone: (207)282-6537
22 South Street
Bidderford ME 04005
Assistance programs from the HUD agency include section 8 voucher transfers; public housing; legal aid; self-sufficiency and more. Call them for requirements.

Caribou Housing Agency
Phone: (207)493-3324
25 High Street
Caribou ME 04736

Ellsworth Housing Authority
Phone: (207)288-4770
430 Water Street
Ellsworth Maine 04605
Landlords rent out private apartments. Families will need to pay up to 30% of their income for the rent on the homes. There is also supportive housing, section 8 deposit help, furniture from local charities as well as other resources.

Fort Fairfield HA
Phone: (207)476-5771
18 Fields Lane
Fort Fairfield ME 04742

Lewiston HA
Phone: (207)783-1423
1 College Street
Lewiston ME 04240

 

 

 

Old Town Housing Authority
Phone: (207)827-6151
358 Main Street
Old Town ME 04468

Portland Housing Authority
Phone: (207)773-4753
14 Baxter Boulevard
Portland ME 04101
They operate section 8 for both Cumberland County as well as the city of Portland. Low income, section 8 qualified homes, apartments, and houses are widely available. Landlords across the city provide rent subsidized homes to part time workers, the working poor, elderly, as well as disabled. There are also assisted living, supported section 8 homes for the elderly. More Portland Maine and Cumberland County rent assistance programs.

  • Or try South Portland HA at 51 Landry Circle, South Portland ME 04106. Phone (207)773-4140
  • Another section 8 office is Brunswick Housing Authority at Stone, Brunswick ME 04011. Phone: (207)725-8711
  • Seniors looking for affordable homes can try Westbrook Housing at 30 Liza Harmon Drive, Westbrook Maine 04092. Phone: (207)854-9779

Presque Isle HA
Phone: (207)768-8231
58 Birch Street
Presque Isle
ME 04769

York County and Saco Housing Authority
Phone: (207)282-0032
30 South Street
Saco ME 04072
Apply for section 8 HCV at this office. The HUD program also helps low income families buy a home. Or learn about shelters, heating oil, and other resources. As there are more York Couny community action agencies and Maine assistance programs provide help with bill, rent, and other low income programs and resources.

  • Sanford HA is another option. the address is 114 Emery Street, Suite One, Sanford ME 04073. Phone: (207)324-6747.

 

 

 

 

Van Buren HA
Phone: (207)868-5441
130 Champlain Street
Van Buren ME 04785

 

By Jon McNamara

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