Project Based Voucher Applicants

In addition to S8 Housing Choice Voucher program (Voucher), Portland Housing Authority has twenty-three Project-Based Voucher (PBV) contracts which will increase as we convert Public Housing units to PBV contracts. PBV contracts are with the owner to set aside an agreed number of units to lease to eligible applicants.  It differs from the Voucher program in that the subsidy remains with the unit.  A minimum one-year lease is required.   After the first year, a tenant may request to move with continued assistance.  A voucher will be provided if available to be used to rent a unit of the participant’s choice.

The attached list provides the application contact for each PBV property and explains the Residency Criteria. By 2023 our plan is to have this application process moved to the Affordable Housing platform so families can apply online in one central location. 

PBV waiting lists may be closed due to the length of the waiting list.   When a waiting list is opened, it is advertised on the PHA website and with local support agencies. The waiting lists below are open for applications.

Each property has one or more residency criteria as defined below:

Elderly: A family whose head of household, spouse or co-head is 62 years of age or older.  

Disabled: A family whose head of household, spouse or co-head is disabled.   

Family: A family with minor dependents. A dependent is a family member who is under 18 years of age or a person of any age who is a person with a disability or a full-time student, except that the following persons can never be dependents: the head of household, spouse, co-head, foster children/adults, and live-in aides.

Supportive Services: A family whose head of household, spouse or co-head is elderly or disabled and eligible for the supportive services offered.  The family is not required to participate in supportive services. 

Non-elderly Disabled Family Member: A family member 18 years of age to 62 years of age who is disabled.  The disabled family member does not have to be the head of household, spouse, or co-head.

When applying for these properties the applicants must meet certain low-income guidelines, have a criminal background that is free of certain type of offenses depending on the owner’s tenant selection criteria, and at least one family member must be a United States citizen, refugee or have asylee status.  Please reach out to the property directly if you have additional questions.

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES, YOU MUST CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY AT THE NUMBERS LISTED WITH THE PROPERTY.

You may also apply for the S8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

NameLocationResidency CriteriaUnit SizeAbout UnitContact Information
115 Anderson Street155 Anderson St, PortlandFamilies-including Elderly and/or Disabled Families2,3Heat included. Family responsible for electricity, including electric hot water.

Portland Housing Authority 207-773-4753

Bayside Anchor Apts81 Oxford St, PortlandElderly, Disabled, and Families0,1,2Utilities are included in rent.

Portland Housing Authority 207-773-4753 or click here to download the application

Brannigan House90 High St, PortlandDisabled/ need for supportive services0,1Provides community rehabilitation services/case management, and medication supervision. Has staff on site from 8a-12p. Utilities included in rent.

Shalom House/Heather Adams 207-874-1080 EXT. 185

Burnham Arms633 Congress St, PortlandElderly, Disabled1MUST have landlord references and strong credit. NO criminal background. NO dogs. Rent included heat and hot water.

Susan 207-329-1534

Casco Terrace41 State St, PortlandElderly, Disabled, Families1,2Will need landlord and neighbor references as well as a credit and criminal background check. Rent includes heat and hot water.

Saco Falls Management 207-245-6428

Croquet Lane 31-50 Croquet Ln, PortlandDisabled1No staff on site. Applicants must be capable of functioning in an apartment without daily supervision. Priority is given to those who are experiencing homelessness.

Shalom House/Heather Adams 207-874-1080 EXT. 185

Deering Place

61 Deering Ave, Portland

Families-including Elderly and/or Disabled Families2,3Onsite resident services. Heat and hot water included in rent.Avesta Housing 207-553-7777  OR  1-800-339-6516 (Voice/TTY)
Florence House/ Avesta190 Valley St, PortlandDisabled0Housing and supportive services to help maintain permanent housing. Priority is given to those who are homeless. All utilities are included in rent.

Preble Street/Liz Clifford 207-775-0026

Furman Block100 Parris St, PortlandElderly1Heat and hot water are included in rent.

Saco Falls Management  207-245-6427

Holly Street28 & 28 1/2 Holly St, PortlandFamilies, Homeless3,4Community Housing of Maine works with the City of Portland Family Shelter to meet the needs of homeless refugee families. Tenant responsible for utilities

CHOM  207-879-0347

Portland Social Services-Refugee Division  207-775-7915

Huston Commons72-78 Bishop St, PortlandDisabled0Housing and support services are provided to develop and enhance life skills to maintain housing. Priority is given to those who are experiencing homelessness. All utilities are included in rent.

Preble Street/Liz Clifford 207-775-0026

Iris Park Apts201 Park Ave, Portland

Disabled, Elderly

1,2Offers support for those who are visually impaired by administering medications, reading mail, etc. Medication aids are on staff 24 hours. All utilities are included in rent.Avesta Housing 207-533-7777
Logan Place / Y.C Portland / Avesta52 Frederic St, PortlandDisabled0Housing and support services are provided to develop and enhance life skills to maintain housing. Priority is given to those who are experiencing homelessness. All utilities are included in the rent.

Preble Street/Liz Clifford 207-775-0026

Loring House1125 Brighton Ave, PortlandElderly, Disabled0,1All utilities are included in rent. 

Peter Landry 207-772-1618

Meadowbrook 1390 Forest Ave, PortlandElderly, Disabled, Families2This property has a resident service coordinator. Can help connect families to other resources. Heat and hot water are included in rent. 

Emerald Management    207-854-2606 EXT.100


Solterra Apts.58 Boyd St, PortlandElderly, Disabled, Families0,1,2,3Has a part time Resident Service Coordinator. All utilities are included in rent. 

Avesta Housing 207-553-7777  OR  1-800-339-6516 (Voice/TTY)

St. John Street 253 St. John St, PortlandFamilies3,4

Community Housing of Maine works with the City of Portland Family Shelter to meet the needs of homeless refugee families.

CHOM  207-879-0347

Portland Social Services-Refugee Division 207-775-7915

Strive7, 11 & 12 Nye St, PortlandDisabled

2

Shared Housing


Provides education and training to young adults with developmental disabilities in the realms of residential, employment, and community skills. All utilities are included in rent. 

STRIVE Admissions Office 207-774-6278 EXT.210

Thomas Heights134 Washington Ave, PortlandDisabled0On site Resident Service Coordinator 4 hours a week to help link residents with support services or medical services provided by public agencies. All utilities are included in rent. Avesta Housing 207-553-7777
Washington Gardens577 Washington Ave, PortlandElderly, Disabled0,1,2All utilities are included.

Portland Housing Authority 207-773-4753 or click here to download the application

Wessex Woods977 Brighton Ave, PortlandElderly1Utilities are included in rent. 

Avesta Housing 207-553-7777 OR  1-800-339-6516 (Voice/TTY)

Winding Way 


3 Winding Way, Scarborough

DisabledSRO

CASA provides 24hour support service for residents. Common area includes three bathrooms, one kitchen, and two living rooms. All utilities are included in rent. 

CHOM  207-879-0347

CASA  207-879-6165 

Yale Court


31 Old Campus Dr, Portland

Elderly, Disabled, Families

2.3

Heat and hot water included in rent. NO DOGS ALLOWED.

Apex Management 207-797-4380