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Section 8 Rental Assistance

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a program for Section 8 recipients established to help participants become economically self-sufficient.

Please contact Jean Wallace for more information.

Income Limits

Effective April 2021 (subject to change annually)

1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person
$27,500$31,400$35,350$39,250$42,400$45,550

Payment Standards

Effective October 2021 (subject to change annually)

0 Bedroom1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom4 Bedroom5 Bedroom
Cumberland County$997$1,071$1,409$1,865$1,911$2,197
Androscoggin County$789$859$1,099$1,427$1,683$1,935
Freeport$1,197$1,392$1,801$2,297$2,813$3,235
Sagadahoc County$818$1,002$1,232$1,619$1,880$2,162

Wait List Status: OPEN

The Brunswick Housing Authority’s Section 8 program consists of 453 Housing Choice Vouchers. Under this program, the Brunswick Housing Authority will make monthly housing assistance payments to a landlord on a client’s behalf. After a client receives a voucher and is briefed on guidelines to the rent levels that best suit their family, they can then go into the community and find an apartment, single-family home, or mobile home that will pass our Housing Quality Inspection.

Once a unit is secured, the client is required to pay at least 30% of their gross annual income toward the rent, or more, if the unit is more expensive than HUD guidelines. The Housing Authority inspects all units in the Section 8 Program on an annual basis and works with landlords to keep their buildings in good repair.