Qualify for Housing Assistance in Maine

There are several federal programs that can help you with affordable housing, whether renting or buying. However, these assistance programs all have eligibility guidelines that must be met.

In order to qualify for low-income housing assistance, you will need to complete an application with your local Public Housing Authority. But before you do, check your state's income limits to verify your eligibility. Below are the income requirements for housing assistance in Maine.


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Bangor, ME
30% of Median$12950$14800$16650$18500$20000$21450$22950$24400
Very Low Income$21550$24650$27700$30800$33250$35750$38200$40650
Low-Income$34500$39450$44350$49300$53250$57200$61150$65100
Penobscot County, ME (part)
30% of Median$10900$12500$14050$15600$16850$18100$19350$20600
Very Low Income$18200$20800$23400$26000$28100$30150$32250$34300
Low-Income$29100$33300$37450$41600$44950$48250$51600$54900
Lewiston-Auburn, ME
30% of Median$11750$13400$15100$16750$18100$19450$20750$22100
Very Low Income$19550$22350$25150$27950$30200$32400$34650$36900
Low-Income$31300$35750$40250$44700$48300$51850$55450$59000
Cumberland County, ME (part)
30% of Median$13200$15100$16950$18850$20350$21850$23350$24900
Very Low Income$22000$25150$28300$31450$33950$36500$39000$41500
Low-Income$35200$40250$45250$50300$54300$58350$62350$66400
Portland, ME
30% of Median$15200$17350$19550$21700$23450$25150$26900$28650
Very Low Income$25350$28950$32600$36200$39100$42000$44900$47800
Low-Income$40550$46300$52100$57900$62550$67150$71800$76450
Sagadahoc County, ME
30% of Median$13600$15500$17450$19400$20950$22500$24050$25600
Very Low Income$22650$25900$29100$32350$34950$37550$40100$42700
Low-Income$36250$41400$46600$51750$55900$60050$64150$68300
York County, ME (part)
30% of Median$13400$15300$17250$19150$20700$22200$23750$25300
Very Low Income$22350$25500$28700$31900$34450$37000$39550$42100
Low-Income$35750$40850$45950$51050$55150$59200$63300$67400
York-Kittery-South Berwick, ME
30% of Median$16050$18350$20650$22950$24800$26600$28450$30300
Very Low Income$26800$30600$34450$38250$41300$44350$47450$50500
Low-Income$42850$48950$55100$61200$66100$71000$75900$80800
Aroostook County, ME
30% of Median$10900$12500$14050$15600$16850$18100$19350$20600
Very Low Income$18200$20800$23400$26000$28100$30150$32250$34300
Low-Income$29100$33300$37450$41600$44950$48250$51600$54900
Franklin County, ME
30% of Median$10900$12500$14050$15600$16850$18100$19350$20600
Very Low Income$18200$20800$23400$26000$28100$30150$32250$34300
Low-Income$29100$33300$37450$41600$44950$48250$51600$54900
Hancock County, ME
30% of Median$12100$13800$15550$17250$18650$20000$21400$22750
Very Low Income$20150$23000$25900$28750$31050$33350$35650$37950
Low-Income$32200$36800$41400$46000$49700$53350$57050$60700
Kennebec County, ME
30% of Median$12200$13900$15650$17400$18800$20200$21600$22950
Very Low Income$20300$23200$26100$29000$31300$33650$35950$38300
Low-Income$32500$37100$41750$46400$50100$53800$57550$61250
Knox County, ME
30% of Median$11850$13550$15250$16950$18300$19650$21000$22350
Very Low Income$19800$22600$25450$28250$30500$32750$35050$37300
Low-Income$31650$36150$40700$45200$48800$52450$56050$59650
Lincoln County, ME
30% of Median$12550$14350$16150$17950$19400$20800$22250$23700
Very Low Income$20950$23900$26900$29900$32300$34700$37100$39450
Low-Income$33500$38300$43050$47850$51700$55500$59350$63150
Oxford County, ME
30% of Median$10900$12500$14050$15600$16850$18100$19350$20600
Very Low Income$18200$20800$23400$26000$28100$30150$32250$34300
Low-Income$29100$33300$37450$41600$44950$48250$51600$54900
Piscataquis County, ME
30% of Median$10900$12500$14050$15600$16850$18100$19350$20600
Very Low Income$18200$20800$23400$26000$28100$30150$32250$34300
Low-Income$29100$33300$37450$41600$44950$48250$51600$54900
Somerset County, ME
30% of Median$10900$12500$14050$15600$16850$18100$19350$20600
Very Low Income$18200$20800$23400$26000$28100$30150$32250$34300
Low-Income$29100$33300$37450$41600$44950$48250$51600$54900
Waldo County, ME
30% of Median$10900$12500$14050$15600$16850$18100$19350$20600
Very Low Income$18200$20800$23400$26000$28100$30150$32250$34300
Low-Income$29100$33300$37450$41600$44950$48250$51600$54900
Washington County, ME
30% of Median$10900$12500$14050$15600$16850$18100$19350$20600
Very Low Income$18200$20800$23400$26000$28100$30150$32250$34300
Low-Income$29100$33300$37450$41600$44950$48250$51600$54900