Applicants: What You Need to Know

Westbrook Housing administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for rental assistance in a rental unit of your choice. To apply for this program go to the Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting list at http:/MaineSection8CentralWailist.org or call 207-854-9779 and ask for an application to be mailed to you.  You may also come to the office to pick up an application.

Westbrook Housing also administers the Section 8 Project Based Voucher program for rental assistance in certain apartment buildings. The apartment buildings may have certain guidelines that you must meet in order to qualify e.g. senior citizens.   At this time, Westbrook Housing has Project Based Vouchers at Larrabee Village where you must be 62 or older to qualify.  To apply for this program call 207-854-9779 and ask for an application to be mailed to you or come to the office to pick up an application.

You are welcome to apply for one or both programs.

MAINE CENTRALIZED SECTION 8/HCV WAITING LIST

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 What You Need To Know When You Apply

If you already applied for this program online or with one of the participating Housing Authorities (listed below), and are currently on the waiting list, you do not need to complete another application. If you are not sure, you may contact one of the participating Housing Authorities and they can check for you.

To complete an online application, please visit our website at http://MaineSection8CentralWaitlist.org.

From our website, you can get more information about the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting List. You can also access our Applicant Portal to complete an online application, update your application, check your waiting list status, and even print an Application Receipt. To access the Applicant Portal from the website, click on “Applicant Log In” under the Quick Links on the right side of the screen.

The first time you login to the Maine CWL Applicant Portal, you will need to register for access. To do this, you must have your own email address. Your email address will be your Username. After you register, a temporary password will be emailed to you. Once you receive your temporary password, you will be able to log in to the Applicant Portal and you will be required to change your password. You can now complete your application online.

If you are unable to complete an online application, you can download an application directly from our website, or you can pick up or call for an application from any of the participating Housing Authorities. Please fill out the entire application, sign it and return it to ONE of the participating Housing Authorities nearest you. Each participating Housing Authority accepts applications via mail or in person during normal business hours. Only ONE application per family will be accepted.  There is no need to go to more than one participating agency to submit an application. When the application is received, it will be checked and if any corrections are needed the application will be sent back to you. Once the corrected application is received your name will be placed on the Waiting List for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

We cannot tell where you stand on the Wait List or estimate the length of time before you are chosen from the Wait List for a Voucher. A lot of factors determine how names are selected from the list. Funding from HUD determines how many vouchers each of the Housing Authorities can issue. Some vouchers which come available can only be issued to persons with disabilities; veterans; or homeless persons for example.

The most important thing that you can do, while you wait for a Voucher, is keep your information updated.  You can update your application through the Applicant Portal at http://MaineSection8CentralWaitlist.org. If you are unable to access your application online, you can fill out the Change Form to report a new home address or mailing address, phone number, or change a Preference. This form can be downloaded from our website, picked up at or be mailed to you by any participating Housing Authority. Write down the change and get it back to the Housing Authority.

If the Housing Authority can’t reach you by mail when your name comes up, your application will be made inactive, and you will have to apply again.

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Participating Housing Authorities

Auburn Housing Authority

20 Great Falls Plaza, P.O. Box 3037 Auburn, ME 04212-3037 Phone: 207-784-7351 Relay Service: 711

Bath Housing Authority

80 Congress Avenue Bath, ME 04530 Phone: 207-443-3116 Relay Service: 711

Portland Housing Authority

14 Baxter Boulevard Portland, ME 04101 Phone: 207-773-4753 TDD: 207-447-2570 

South Portland Housing Authority

100 Waterman Drive, Suite 101 South Portland, ME 04106 Phone: 207-773-4140 Relay Service: 711

Westbrook Housing

30 Liza Harmon Drive Westbrook, ME 04092 Phone: 207-854-9779 Relay Service: 711

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