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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 2020 (subject to change annually)

1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person
$27,350$31,250$35,150$39,050$42,200$45,300

Payment Standards

Effective October 2019 (subject to change annually)

0 Bedroom1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom4 Bedroom5 Bedroom
Cumberland County$853$896$1,156$1,557$1,566$1,801
Androscoggin County$644$691$886$1,121$1,433$1,648
Freeport$1,017$1,109$1,440$1,882$2,291$2,635
Sagadahoc County$791$915$1,076$1,454$1,454$1,672

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.