Public Housing

The Public Housing program was established by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Auburn Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on: 1) annual gross income; 2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and 3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. 

Auburn Housing has 177 Units of Public Housing across five developments serving families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.


 Broadview Acres

456 Broad Street Auburn ME 04210

We purchased this in late 1994 and the project was renovated in 1996 with public housing development funds. The prior project-based Section 8 assistance was converted to Section 8 Vouchers in order to assist residents in other “tenant-based” locations. It has twenty units, including 11 three bedroom, 7 four bedroom units, & 2 two bedroom units.


 Family Development

Valerie Circle, Auburn ME 04210

Constructed in 1973 this is a 50 unit public housing family development with 3 and 4 bedroom units.


 Lake Auburn Towne House

74 Lake Auburn Avenue,  Auburn ME 04210

Built in 1969; this is an 86 unit traditional public housing project with 32 efficiencies, 54 one bedroom units for elderly (age 62 or older) and disabled persons.


 Lincoln School Apartments

56 Sixth Street Auburn ME 04210

This building was completed under the public housing program in 1984 and has 10 two bedroom units. The City of Auburn donated the old school to us and we rehabilitated the property. It is our most popular building in terms of the waiting list.


 Merrill Estates

8-10 Spring Street Mechanic Falls ME 04256

This is an 11 unit project for the elderly (age 62 and older) and disabled. It was completed in 1984 (acquisition/rehab) under the public housing program.