Applicants: What You Need to Know

Westbrook Housing administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for payment assistance in a rental unit of your choice. To apply for this program go to the Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting List or call (207) 854-9779 to have an application mailed to you.  You may also go to the office of any of the eight (8)  participating housing agencies 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 have certain guidelines that you must meet in order to qualify e.g. senior citizens and/or income eligibility.   At this time, Westbrook Housing has Project Based Vouchers at Larrabee Village where you must be 62 or older and income eligible to qualify.  Click here for an application, call (207) 854-9779 to have an application mailed to you. or visit Westbrook Housing to pick up an application.

You are welcome to apply for one or both programs.

If you already applied for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program online or with one of the participating housing agencies (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 agencies.

To complete an online application, please visit our website at

On the Maine Section 8 Centralized Waiting List site you can get more information about the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Maine Centralized Section 8/HCV Waiting List. You can access the 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.

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 agencies 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 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 mailed to you by any participating housing agency. Write down the change and get it back to the housing agency.

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 Agencies

Auburn Housing Authority
20 Great Falls Plaza, P.O. Box 3037 Auburn, Maine 04212-3037  Phone: (207) 784-7351

Augusta Housing
33 Union Street, Augusta, Maine 04330  Phone: (207) 626-2357

Bangor Housing
161 Davis Road Bangor, Maine 04401  Phone: (207) 942-6365

Bath Housing
80 Congress Avenue, Bath, Maine 04530  Phone: (207)-43-3116

Biddeford Housing Authority
22 South Street, P.O. Box 2287, Biddeford, Maine 04005  Phone: (207) 282-6537

Portland Housing Authority
14 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, Maine 04101  Phone: (207) 773-4753 

South Portland Housing Authority
100 Waterman Drive, Suite 101, South Portland, Maine 04106  Phone: (207) 773-4140

Westbrook Housing
30 Liza Harmon Drive ,Westbrook, Maine 04092  Phone: (207) 854-9779