Finding Help : Housing

A listing of housing agencies and directories to assist in finding independent-living apartments for seniors in age-restricted apartment complexes and communities.

For assisted living housing — i.e., housing communities that provide staffed assistance with daily living activities or nursing care services — look up our long-term care resources.

Click on the resource names listed below to view details and contact information

Avesta Housing

Affordable housing developer and manager of affordable apartments in southern Maine (mostly York and Cumberland counties, plus Livermore Falls), including many age-restricted units. Also operates the Inn at Village Square 37-bed assisted living facility in Gorham.

Brunswick Housing Authority

Manages public housing and Section 8 housing choice vouchers, including senior and disabled apartments. Also offers a “Congregate Housing Service Program,” which provides residents of its three senior housing properties with additional services — including meals, housekeeping, personal care services and emergency medical services — to encourage independent living.

Portland Housing Authority

Manages three subsidized elderly housing complexes in Portland: Franklin Towers, Harbor Terrace and Washington Gardens. Also provides Section 8 vouchers for income eligible adults.

South Portland Housing Authority

Manages Section 8 vouchers and public housing for South Portland. Also manages the 123-unit Betsy Ross House for seniors aged 62+, which offers a mix of income-restricted and market-rate units with dining services.

Westbrook Housing Authority

Section 8 vouchers, public housing, and age-restricted housing options.