Apply

Bath Housing has two distinct housing applications.

 

1.) Apply to live in one of our apartments

  • Fill out this application: Preliminary Application 2017
  • You can bring this in to our office at 80 Congress Ave Bath, ME 04530, or email us at gro.g1508278590nisuo1508278590hhtab1508278590@ofni1508278590
  • Income Limits apply on most apartments, see chart below
  • The Application Process for a Bath Housing Apartment
    1. The applicant submits a completed application to be placed on the waiting list.
    2. The applicant responds promptly to requests for information and keeps their contact information up-to-date with Bath Housing.
    3. Applicants at the top of the waiting list will be offered apartments as they become available.
    4. If the applicant refuses three offers, their name will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list.
    5. A lease will be signed annually between the applicant and Bath Housing.
  • Bath Housing has admission preferences that give certain households the opportunity to be screened for eligibility ahead of applicants that do not have a preference.  Bath Housing gives preferences to the following:
    • If the household lives in Bath, West Bath, Woolwich, Georgetown, Arrowsic or Phippsburg
    • If at least one member of the household works in in Bath, West Bath, Woolwich, Georgetown, Arrowsic or Phippsburg.  For the purpose of this preference, work includes participation in an educational or job training program, volunteerism, and attending school.
    • A family whose head of household or spouse is sixty-two (62) years of age or older.
    • A family whose head of household or spouse has a physical or mental disability.

    Please note that you will be required to verify any preference(s) claimed at the time you are offered housing.

2.) Apply for a Housing Choice Voucher

There are two ways to apply for a Housing Choice Voucher:

  • Bath Housing participates in the Maine Centralized HCV Waiting List.  This means you can complete an on-line application, update, check your status, and even print an application receipt.  This is available at:  http://mainesection8centralwaitlist.org/.
  • If you wish to come into our office to turn in your application (you will be placed on the list after our office processes), the form is here: HCV Waiting List Application.
  • Income Limits apply, see chart below
  • The Application Process for a Housing Choice Voucher
    1. The applicant submits a completed application to be placed on the waiting list.
    2. The applicant responds promptly to requests for information and notifies Bath Housing of any change in address or contact information.
    3. After receiving a voucher, the applicant chooses a rental unit.
    4. The applicant completes paperwork for Bath Housing to inspect the unit.
    5. If the unit passes inspection, the applicant and landlord sign a lease, and Bath Housing will sign a contract with the landlord.
    6. After the signing, the applicant may move into the unit.
    7. The applicant pays their share of the rent (typically around 30% of their income) to the landlord and Bath Housing will pay the balance of the rent to the landlord.
  • Bath Housing has admission preferences that give certain households the opportunity to be screened for eligibility ahead of applicants that do not have a preference.  Bath Housing gives preferences to the following:
    • If the household lives in Bath, West Bath, Woolwich, Georgetown, Arrowsic or Phippsburg
    • If at least one member of the household works in in Bath, West Bath, Woolwich, Georgetown, Arrowsic or Phippsburg.  For the purpose of this preference, work includes participation in an educational or job training program, volunteerism, and attending school.
    • A family whose head of household or spouse is sixty-two (62) years of age or older.
    • A family whose head of household or spouse has a physical or mental disability.

    Please note that you will be required to verify any preference(s) claimed at the time you are offered housing.

Income Limits for Bath and Sagadahoc County

Effective 04/14/2017

  • Housing Choice Vouchers: Very Low Income (VLI 50% AMI)
  • Seacliff Seniors and Seacliff Family: Very Low Income (VLI 50% AMI)
  • Anchorage, Moorings, Dike’s Landing: Low Income (LI 80% AMI)
  • Family Properties: range from 50% AMI to no income restrictions

Family Size            Low (80% AMI)            VLI (50% AMI)
1                              $39,500                            $24,700
2                              $45,150                            $28,200
3                              $50,800                            $31,750
4                              $56,400                            $35,250
5                              $60,950                            $38,100
6                              $65,450                            $40,900