Caribou Housing Agency

25 High Street, Caribou, ME, 04736
(207) 493-4234
Wait List Status

About Caribou Housing Agency

The Caribou Housing Agency was started in July 1977.

The purpose of our Agency is to administer the City of Caribou Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and other HUD Housing Programs in accordance with Federal guidelines in order to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to Very Low-Income families including the Elderly and Handicapped.

The Caribou Housing Agency (CHA) serves the City of Caribou, and the surrounding communities of Caswell, Connor, Limestone, New Sweden, Washburn, and Woodland.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Caribou Housing Agency is to provide safe, quality and affordable housing for eligible persons in need of assistance, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, or disability, and to promote opportunities for the growth and development of residents as well as our community.

Program Summary for Caribou Housing Agency

Caribou Housing Agency is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Caribou Housing Agency manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Caribou Housing Agency administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Caribou Housing Agency currently has Section 8 as its program type. Caribou Housing Agency is located at 25 High Street, Caribou, ME, 04736 and serves the city of Caribou. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Caribou Housing Agency at, (207) 493-4234 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Caribou Housing Agency compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Caribou Housing Agency is currently Open

2016 Income Limits for Aroostook County, ME

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Aroostook County, ME:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $19,400
  • $22,150
  • $24,900
  • $27,650
  • $29,900
  • $32,100
  • $34,300
  • $36,500
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $11,880
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,100
  • $34,300
  • $36,500
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $31,000
  • $35,400
  • $39,850
  • $44,250
  • $47,800
  • $51,350
  • $54,900
  • $58,450

2017 Fair Market Rents for Aroostook County, ME

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Aroostook County, ME:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$533 $584 $681 $877 $950

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Fort Fairfield Housing Authority Fort Fairfield Housing Authority Fort Fairfield ME 132 81 Open 10.47 Miles Contact
Presque Isle Housing Authority Presque Isle Housing Authority Presque Isle ME N/A N/A Open 11.63 Miles Contact
Van Buren Housing Authority Van Buren Housing Authority Van Buren ME 101 90 Open 21.65 Miles Contact
Old Town Housing Authority Old Town Housing Authority Old Town ME 117 52 Open 136.25 Miles Contact
Bangor Housing Authority Bangor Housing Authority Bangor ME N/A N/A Open 144.77 Miles Contact
Brewer Housing Authority Brewer Housing Authority Brewer ME 133 154 Open 147.5 Miles Contact

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Caribou Housing Agency Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Aroostook County Quick Facts

Population: 69,447
Persons Per Household: 2.26
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 17.6%
Homeownership Rate: 71.3%
Housing Units: 39,318
Yearly Income Per Person: $21,566
Median Household Income: $37,855