The Most Northeastern City in the United States.

Caribou Housing Agency

Caribou Municipal Building
25 High St
Caribou, Maine 04736
Lisa Plourde, Housing Director
Phone: (207) 493-4234
Fax: (207) 376-0178


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How to Avoid  Housing Scams

Be aware of Section 8 housing scams.  When search for your new home, protect yourself from becoming a victim of Section 8 or affordable housing scams.  If you are researching housing on the Internet, you must be aware of several possible traps.  Learn what to avoid by watching this informative short video on housing scam prevention.

Looking for Rental Assistance

Section 8 Application

The Caribou Housing Agency (CHA) processes close to 100 new applications every year.  There are more applicants than there are available housing vouchers – so the waiting list can be very long.  It is difficult to predict the time between applying and receiving a housing offer.  The waiting  period can depend on many things including number of vouchers available, preferences and the amount of funds available.  Based on these considerations, some applicants may get a housing offer earlier than other.

The CHA does not provide immediate housing nor does it provide-short term or shelter housing.

Looking for help to pay your rent, click on the link below to print of a Section 8 Application.

Section 8 Application

Direct Deposit Portal 

Landords, HAPCheck is a centralized, secure, web-based program for producing on-line statements for owners.  HAPCheck gives 24/7 access to statements, view and print statements, securing handling of information, and stores statements for up to 18 months.

In order to access HAPCheck you, as the landlord, will need your Tax ID number and your issued password from the Caribou Housing Agency.




The Caribou Housing Agency’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) (aka Section 8) Program allows low-income families to rent quality housing in the private market via federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

Through the HCV Program, CHA pays a portion of eligible families’ rent each mo nth directly to the landlord.  Families can use their voucher to rent a house, mobile home or apartment in the private market throughout the jurisdiction of the Caribou Housing Agency.  Because there are more families who need rental assistance than there are funds available, CHA uses a waiting list to administer the program to eligible families.

The following steps summarizes the process to become a HCV Family:

  1. Apply  by submitting a pre-application
  2. Upon selection from waiting list, complete full          application and attend interview
  3. Attend a Voucher Briefing
  4. Select a rental unit with your voucher
  5. Await inspection results
  6. Sign the lease
  7. Move in, pay rent and utilities
  8. Comply with HUD and CHA’s rules and regulations