Maine Affordable Rentals

MAINE AFFORDABLE RENTALS

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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AHO #1

AHO #2

THIS IS THE VERY BEST PLACE TO HELP WITH YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! THIS IS A FREE SERVICE FOR ALL 50-STATES, WASHINGTON D.C. AND PUERTO RICO!

http://affordablehousingonline.com/

AHO Main Info

Updated 06-10-15
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CURRENTLY OPEN SECTION 8 HOUSING IN MAINE AS OF 12-14-15

The Brunswick Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on October 14, 2015, and is open indefinitely.
LINK: http://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-authority/Maine/Brunswick-Housing-Authority/ME006/

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If you are looking for a room to rent, to share an apartment or sublet an apartment,

GO TO: http://www.roomster.com/

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Affordable & Accessible Housing in Maine

Socialserve.com is a free, online, searchable database for tenants, landlords and housing agencies to list and find affordable places for rent or sale. You can search for housing based on price, Section 8, distance to public transportation and accessibility features like ramps, accessible parking and automatic door entry. Choose the city you want and then the accessible tab for accessible housing.
This information was recently added to Disability.gov. To learn more visit https://www.disability.gov/state/maine/housing.

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PHA’S – PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES:

Type: This indicates the type of program administered by a PHA. “Both” represents administration of both Section-8 and Low-rent programs.

ME007 Auburn HA
Phone: (207)784-7351
Fax: (207)784-5545
20 Great Falls Plaza, P O Box 3037, Auburn ME 04212
Both

ME901 Maine State HA
Phone: (207)626-4600
Fax: (207)626-4678
353 Water Street, Augusta ME 04330
Section 8

ME030 Augusta HA
Phone: (207)626-2357
Fax: (207)626-2304
33 Union Street, Augusta ME 04330
Section 8

ME009 Bangor HA
Phone: (207)942-6365
Fax: (207)942-6043
161 Davis Road, Bangor ME 04401
Both

ME023 Bar Harbor HA
Phone: (207)288-4770
Fax: (207)288-4770
Malvern Belmont Estates – No Mail, 80 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor ME 04609
Both

ME026 Tremont Housing Authority
Phone: (207)288-4770
Fax: (207)288-4770
Birchwoods Apartments – No Mail Delivery, Birchwood Lane, Bass Harbor ME 04653
Both

ME019 Bath HA
Phone: (207)443-3116
Fax: (207)443-8116
80 Congress Avenue, Bath ME 04530
Both

ME028 Biddeford HA
Phone: (207)282-6537
Fax: (207)286-0580
22 South Street, Bidderford ME 04005
Section 8

ME021 Brewer HA
Phone: (207)989-7890
Fax: (207)989-7554
15 Colonial Circle Suite 1, Brewer ME 04412
Both

ME006 Brunswick HA
Phone: (207)725-8711
Fax: (207)729-2642
Stone, Brunswick ME 04011
Both

ME025 Caribou Housing Agency
Phone: (207)493-3324
Fax: (207)493-4228
25 High Street, Caribou ME 04736
Section 8

ME027 Ellsworth Housing Authority
Phone: (207)288-4770
Fax: (207)288-4770
Union River Apartments No Mail Delivery, 430 Water Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
Both

ME002 Fort Fairfield HA
Phone: (207)476-5771
Fax: (207)476-5450
18 Fields Lane, Fort Fairfield ME 04742
Both

ME005 Lewiston HA
Phone: (207)783-1423
Fax: (207)783-8648
1 College Street, Lewiston ME 04240
Both

ME024 Mount Desert HA
Phone: (207)288-4770
Fax: (207)288-4770
Maple Lane Apartments – No Mail Delivery, Maple Lane, Mount Desert ME 04660
Both

ME018 Old Town HA
Phone: (207)827-6151
Fax: (207)827-1502
358 Main Street, Old Town ME 04468
Both

ME003 Portland HA
Phone: (207)773-4753
Fax: (207)774-6471
14 Baxter Boulevard, Portland ME 04101
Both

ME004 Presque Isle HA
Phone: (207)768-8231
Fax: (207)764-5614
58 Birch Street, Presque Isle ME 04769
Both

ME031 Saco Housing Authority
Phone: (207)282-0032
Fax: (207)283-8671
30 South Street, Saco ME 04072
Section 8

ME011 Sanford HA
Phone: (207)324-6747
Fax: (207)324-6870
114 Emery Street, Suite One, Sanford ME 04073
Both

ME020 South Portland HA
Phone: (207)773-4140
Fax: (207)773-4006
51 Landry Circle, South Portland ME 04106
Both

ME022 SW Harbor HA
Phone: (207)288-4770
Fax: (207)288-4770
Ridge Apartments – No Mail Delivery, 24 Village Green Way, Southwest Harbor ME 04679
Both

ME001 Van Buren HA
Phone: (207)868-5441
Fax: (207)868-2833
130 Champlain Street, Van Buren ME 04785
Both

ME008 Waterville HA
Phone: (207)873-2155
Fax: (207)877-9429
88 Silver St., Waterville ME 04901
Both

ME015 Westbrook Housing
Phone: (207)854-9779
Fax: (207)854-0962
30 Liza Harmon Drive, Westbrook ME 04092
Both

Type: This indicates the type of program administered by a PHA. “Both” represents administration of both Section-8 and Low-rent programs.

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HUD Field Office:

Bangor Field Office
Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building
202 Harlow St., Suite 101
Bangor, ME 04401-4919

Phone: (207) 945-0467
Email: Customer service
Fax: (207) 945-0533
TTY: (207) 945-0401

Jurisdiction: State of Maine

William D. Burney, Field Office Director
Office of the Field Office Director

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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Program Description
This program can help individuals buy a single family home. While HUD does not lend money directly to buyers
to purchase a home, FHA-approved lenders make loans through a number of FHA-insurance programs.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a member of a housing cooperative or interested in
purchasing a unit in a cooperative housing project.

Loan Terms
Please contact an FHA-approved lender for loan term information. To find an approved lender, please visit:
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page?_pageid=73,1827603&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
To read more about the home buying process, please visit:
http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm

To read more about this program, go to:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/coop213.cfm

To obtain a FHA-insured mortgage, look in your local Yellow Pages under “Mortgages” or contact a FHA-
approved lender:
http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llplcrit.html

Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/

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As I search for rentals throughout our state, I look for certain criteria:

1. I have decided to not list so many houses for rent, as apartments, in most cases do include heat. Please keep in mind that winter is at our door-step and the cost of heating is on the rise. The monthly rental may seem a bit higher priced, however, it will be worth it in the long-run.

2. I will not list housing that requires a fee for their service, nor a fee per call. I do agree with a fee, however for the back-ground and/or credit check, THE FEE IS APPROPRIATE, since those companies providing the background check and credit check do charge a fee for their services.

3. I will do my best to keep the maximum rental amount within the cost of living to your area, however, if Section 8 or TRA is accepted the rental amount may be more because there are times when the utilities are included.

4. I will not list without the rental amount included

5. I try not to list rental opportunities that offer “Option to Buy” – I have found that in most of these situations it does not work out properly for either party involved. I am working on a “First Time Home Purchaser” list of programs from throughout the State, that operates in an official capacity to help those that are working so diligently to raise their families and deserve to show something for their hard, hard work.

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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