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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 2022 (subject to change annually)

1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person
$30,750$35,150$39,550$43,900$47,450$50,950

Payment Standards

Effective March 2022 (subject to change annually)

0 Bedroom1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom4 Bedroom5 Bedroom
Cumberland County$1,087$1,168$1,537$2,034$2,084$2,397
Androscoggin County$860$937$1,198$1,556$1,836$2,111
Freeport$1,305$1,518$1,964$2,505$3,068$3,528
Sagadahoc County$892$1,093$1,344$1,766$2,050$2,358

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.