Housing Choice Voucher Program

Portland Housing Authority

General Information
Description of Service: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance by subsidizing a portion of monthly rent and utilities and paying it directly to landlords; where utilities are not included in rent, the program may pay a larger portion of the rent so the tenant is able to cover utility payments; assistance provided is the difference between what the tenant pays toward rent and the cost of the rent.
Location: Cumberland County
Geographic Area: Greater Portland
Intake Procedure: Call for information.
Intake Requirements: Family income, assets, and family composition.
Client Information
Age Group: Adults
Gender: Either
Languages Spoken: English; interpreters available.
Eligibility: Household income restrictions apply and vary by location and family size; when awarding vouchers, MaineHousing gives priority to Maine people who are homeless; local housing authorities (LHA) also have voucher programs; because waiting lists can be long, consumers are encouraged to apply to both MaineHousing's and LHA programs.
Fees or Charges
Type of Fees: No Cost
Payment Notes: Housing subsidy is paid to landlord directly by Public Housing Authority on behalf of participating family; family pays difference between actual rent and amount subsidized by the program; no cost to apply.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9a-12p, 1-4p
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1: 14 Baxter Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, Zip: Portland, ME 04101
Mailing Address 1: 14 Baxter Boulevard
Mailing City, State, Zip: Portland, ME 04101
Main Phone: 773-4753
TDD Phone: 774-2570
Fax: 774-6471
Service Location Email: infodesk@porthouse.org
Web Address: www.porthouse.org
Affiliated Agency, Programs and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Portland Housing Authority
Affiliated Program: Portland Housing Authority
This Service: Housing Choice Voucher Program
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Housing Authorities (BH-8300.3000)
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (BH-7000.4600-700)