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

Bangor Housing Authority

Administers Section 8 vouchers and public housing, including age-restricted units at Nason Park, Autumn Park West, and Crestwood.

Brewer Housing Authority

Administers Section 8 vouchers and public housing, including 82 apartments for seniors and the disabled at the E. Charles Dartnell Apartments, Dirigo School Apartments, and the Heritage Development. Income limits apply; rent is set at 30% of gross adjusted income.

Old Town Housing Authority

Oversees 180 federally subsidized public housing apartments plus 209 Section 8 vouchers.

Offers age-restricted apartment communities at Marsh Island Apartments (345 Main St., 50 units), Bickmore Manor (336 Main St., 13 units), Penobscot Terrace (352 Main St., 41 units), and Dow Apartments (10 Rue Boulanger, 8 units). Also operates “The Meadows” assisted living facility (16 beds).

Penobscot County affordable housing complexes

Provides residential units administered by the Maine State Housing Authority.  Rent is categorized as Income Based, which means tenants generally pay about 1/3 of their household income on rent; or Rent Restricted, which means that rents are typically based on a specified percentage of the median income for the area.