erty management groups or landlords that will accept Section 8 please respond!. Thanks
Hi my name is Darlene and I can offer a suggestion. Beleive it or not you can go on Craig's list and put in your state and city then all your specifics like bedrooms etc or section 8. I can tell you from experience because I found mine that way in Pennsylvania. I am sure they have some in Augusta, ME And I was told that my voucher was good just about everywhere you would want to move. Check that info out with housing.
Check those with pics first so you see what you will be looking at and take someone with you to be safe.
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We've always liked Section 8, since we know we'll get paid - unlike with some non-Section 8 tenants!
The problem is that Section 8 just plain does not pay enough to allow a tenant to live in most single family homes or better apartments. We've had several tenants ask about renting one of the properties we're leasing; hoping they can get us to reduce the price to a low enough figure that Section 8 will pay it.
Almost never can that be done... particularly in today's economy, the owner is often only renting the property for just enough to cover PITI (principal, interest, taxes and insurance), and to put aside some extra for major repairs. We know it's hard for renters to understand the finances of rental properties... heck, we've even had such renters tell us we have a "moral obligation" to reduce the rent for them!
So then the Section 8 tenant hopes that maybe our landlords will let them pay the difference between what Section 8 pays, and the posted rent. Again, this can't be done... it's illegal. (We've had Section 8 renters plead with us, saying they promise not to tell. Doesn't matter. It's illegal. End of story.)
We understand how frustrating it can be to want to rent a house or a better apartment, only to be blocked by the law as in the two examples above.
We also understand how frustrating it must be to have landlords turn you down, for whatever reason.
As I said above, we're happy to work with Section 8 tenants... as long as we have properties that Section 8 will pay the going monthly rate for.
On the Spot Rentals
207 / 740.2247
We have a partner, Riverport Company, that does property management and works with section 8. Please call Jim Knight at 841-5403 and leave a message. We are located in the Bath, Brunsiwck, Wiscasset regions.
Nancy Carleton, Roy Farmer Associates/ Carleton Group
I don't know what the Augusta rental market looks like. On the MidCoast I would have you go to the Penquis office and speak with a counselor there to direct you to Section 8 landlords. So, what I would suggest would be to call a Realtor in Augusta whom you know, and ask them the same question. If you don't know a good Realtor in Augusta, I would call Earle Kenney at Sprague and Curtis. His phone number is 623-1123.
If I can be of any more help, please feel free to give me a call at 975-9330 or e-mail me at steve@TheMidCoastGroup.com.
Steven M. Dyer, CRS
Keller Williams Realty
50 Sewall St., 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04102