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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 May 15, 2023 (subject to change annually)

1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person

Payment Standards

Effective January 2024 (subject to change annually)

0 Bedroom1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom4 Bedroom5 Bedroom
Cumberland County$1,242$1,394$1,832$2,284$2,701$3,106
Androscoggin County$907$1,052$1,333$1,754$1,962$2,256
Sagadahoc County$1,017$1,227$1,501$2,115$2,547$2,929

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.