|Caribou Municipal Building
25 High St
Caribou, Maine 04736
|Phone: (207) 493-4234
Fax: (207) 376-0178
Obligations of Each Party
The Caribou Housing Agency (CHA) was created in 1977 to address the needs of housing for low income families in the City of Caribou. Since that time, we have provided decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible low-income families, persons with disabilities, and the elderly. Our funding is received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Currently, our agency administers 193 Housing Choice Vouchers (aka Section 8) that allow families to lease up with over 90 landlords in the Caribou area (including Limestone, Cawell, and Wasbhurn)
It is through the combined efforts of our participants, and staff, that we have received “High Performer” designation from HUD since 2012, in the Housing Choice Voucher programs. We are proud to have a staff sensitive to the needs of the population that we serve, and dedicated to delivering quality services.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Obligations of each party (HUD, CHA, participant and landlord) – This describes each party’s obligations and responsibilities under the program.
Applicant Information – This section is for individuals who are interested in Applying for assistance or who are on the waiting list.
Participant Information – This section is designed to provide all relevant information for a participant to be successful in the program.
Landlord Information – This section is designed to provide essential information for future and current landlords.
News & Events
Waiting List Applicants
Curious where you are on the Section 8 Waiting List with CHA? When is your name going to come to the top of the list?
As of today, April 6, 2017, families who applied in December 2017 are in the top 10 and those that applied in January 2017 are in the top 20’s.
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.
Section 8 Application Updated!
The Caribou Housing Agency now has preferences for:
1.) Families who had a Section 8 Voucher, but has been revoked due to lack of funding.
2.) Families who live or work in Aroostook County.
3.) Families who are homeless due to a Natural Disaster (documentation needed).
4.) Families who are a victim of domestic violence (documentation needed).
5.) Families who are a veteran of the Armed Forces (copy of DD-214 needed).
Pick up your application today at the Caribou Housing Agency located at 25 High Street, Caribou ME, or print off at Section 8 Application
Section 8 Participants Needed for the Board of Commissioners!
The Board of Commissioners has two empty seats that need to be filled by Section 8 Participants. If you have some free time to give back to your community; would like to help the Caribou Housing Agency provide affordable housing solutions and advocate for housing opportunities for the low-income community, then we have a job for you…..for more information.
City of Caribou Housing Agency