Housing Choice Vouchers
MaineHousing’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to income-eligible tenants by subsidizing a portion of their monthly rent and utilities and paying it directly to their landlords. Where utilities are not included in rent, the program may pay a larger portion of the rent so that the tenant is able to cover utility payments.
The assistance provided is the difference between what the tenant pays toward rent (generally 30 - 40% of the household’s adjusted gross income) and the cost of the rent.
This program helps more than 3,800 low-income Maine households each month.