Frequently Asked Questions
What programs do you have available?
We have three separate programs: Public Housing, Section 8 and Dirigo School Apartments. All are subsidized and rent is based on 30% of gross adjusted income. Income limits are set by family size.
What waiting lists are open?
Currently, our Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are closed as well as our Dirigo Project for the Elderly & Disabled waiting list.
What is the difference between public housing and Section 8?
Public Housing units are apartments that the Housing Authority owns and operates. The Housing Authority is the landlord. Section 8 vouchers are used with private landlords in market rate units throughout Brewer's jurisdiction.
What is Brewer's jurisdiction?
Brewer, Holden, Orrington and Eddington.
How do I apply for your programs?
You may apply for our programs by contacting us for an application. You will initially be given a preliminary application and as your name comes closer to the top of the waiting list you will complete a full application to determine if you are eligible for our program(s). We can be reached in the following ways:
Call: 207-989-7890 or V/TDD 989-9810
In person: 15 Colonial Circle, Suite 1
Brewer, ME 04412
Write: 15 Colonial Circle, Suite 1
Brewer, ME 04412
Request through email:firstname.lastname@example.org
If requesting through email please make sure
to state the number of adults and number of children in the household so that we may determine the application needed.
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, familial status, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under the Brewer Housing Authority's programs.
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