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Caribou Housing Authority

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


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The past few weeks has been life changing for all of us.  Whether it being:  not being able to find what our family needs from the local grocery store; some not able to go to work for the closing of eat-in restaurants; and some restaurants/stores even closing unit further notice. 

During these trying times, Caribou Housing Agency staff would like to let you know that even though we may be closed to foot traffic, but we are still available by phone & e-mail.   If you have any questions/concerns/other matters that needs to be addressed, please call our office at 207-493-4234 or e-mail us (Lisa –; Sue –

Until further notice, all Annual & Special Inspections will be postponed, and Annual & Interim Re-Examinations will be conducted via mail.

If you have something that needs to be returned to our office – please put a stamp on it (don’t go out if you don’t need to); otherwise we have a designated drop box available in the Caribou Police Department.

We would like to remind all participants and landlords to take necessary precautions over the next several weeks.  Here are some tips that can help prevent the spreading of this virus.

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds!!
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched often

Thank you for your help and hopefully we can stop this virus dead in its tracks. If you have any questions, please call our office at 207-493-4234

Caribou Housing Agency,  Lisa & Sue

Our agency assists about 190 households through the federal rental housing assistance (Housing Choice Voucher, also known as Section 8) program.  All of our program funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our programs are targeted to assist low, very low, and extremely low-income households.  The vast majority-more than 80%-of our client households are extremely low-income families, seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and formally homeless.  Working together with landlords, we strive to provide housing and support services to as many eligible families as possible.

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The Caribou Housing Authority processes several of new applications every year. There are more applicants than there are available housing units or vouchers– so the waiting lists 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 current housing situation and preferences. Based on these considerations, some applicants may get a housing offer earlier than others.

Caribou Housing does not provide immediate housing nor does it provide short-term or shelter housing.

Please click on the button below to view waitlist opening status and begin the housing application process.

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Upcoming Events

Homeownership Information Session, April 21st – This event has been postponed until futher notice.

Effective September 3, 2019

Caribou Housing Authority will have new office hours.


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Appointments Only


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Appointments Only


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

To better meet your needs, appointments are highly recommended.



Effective 1/1/2020

0 BDRM – $563 

1 BDRM – $633

2 BDRM – $742

3 BDRM – $950

4 BDRM -$1,073


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Monday, April 20th,                                               Patriot’s Day

Monday, May 25th,                              Memorial Day

Friday, July 3rd,                                                          in observance of Independence Day

Monday, September 7th,                          Labor Day

Monday, October 12th,                           Indigenous Day

Wednesday, November 11th,                  Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 26th,                      Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 24th,                  closing at TBA,  Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25th,                            Christmas


Home Modification Program for Seniors

Are you:  

  • 60 years old or older;
  • 18 years of age with a disability;
  • Own your own home or live in a home owned by a family member;
  • Live within 60 miles of Fort Fairfield;
  • Have income at or below:  $33,750 for one person, $38,550 for two, or $43,350 for three?

If you said yes, to one or more of these, you may qualify for the Home Modification Program for Seniors that is offered through the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority.

Fort Fairfield Housing Authority has been given money to offer a unique program designed to seniors age safely in their own home by making high quality home safety improvements.  

This programs is free to join.

For more information, click on the link,  

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Caribou Landlord Listing

Section 8 Waiting List Application

Section 8 Waiting List Change of Information Form

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