- Planning & Development
- Housing Services
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program
Learn more about the City of Biddeford's Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program.
2-4 Unit Housing Rehab Program
Learn more about the Homeowner with Rentals (HWR) 2-4 Unit Housing Rehab Program.
In order to promote higher quality housing facilities, condominium forms of housing, and affordable housing in the MSRD-2 Zoning District, the minimum density requirements may be relaxed as outlined in the City's Code of Ordinances.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
The City of Biddeford permits Accessory Dwelling Units in order to provide older homeowners with a means of obtaining rental income, companionship, security, and services, thereby enabling them to stay more comfortably in homes and neighborhoods they might otherwise be forced to leave; add moderately priced rental units to the housing stock to meet the needs of smaller households and make housing units available to moderate income households who might otherwise have difficulty finding housing; develop housing units in single-family neighborhoods that are appropriate for households at a variety of stages in their life cycle; provide housing units for persons with disabilities; and protect stability, property values, and the residential character of a neighborhood.
YCCAC Weatherization Program
Each year, York County Community Action Corporation provides Weatherization Services to about 250 homes in York County. Energy-saving upgrades may include attic insulation and venting, crawl-space insulation and venting, sidewall insulation, wrapping pipes, and draft reduction measures. On average, each home that goes through the YCCAC Weatherization Program receives approximately $7,200 worth of upgrades ensuring you will have a safer, healthier, and more energy-efficient home.
Biddeford Housing Authority
The Biddeford Housing Authority's mission is to provide lower income families, including the elderly, disabled and handicapped, the opportunity to live in decent, safe and sanitary housing within the community.
MaineHousingSearch Housing Locator
This is a free, state online resource for renters and property managers in Maine. The dynamic search options allow you to find affordable, accessible and market-rate housing that will fit your needs.
Renters Rights and Responsibilities
As a tenant, it is important to know your rights and responsibilities in Maine so that you can live in affordable, safe, and stable housing. Visit this page to view a general guide for renters rights and responsibilities. If you have questions on the information in this document, contact Seeds of Hope – email email@example.com or call 207-571-9601.
Section 504 Home Repair Program
Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. FMI, contact Wendy Palmer (207-289-2823 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kori Blake (207-241-5365 or email@example.com).
Section 502 Direct Loan Program
Also known as the Section 502 Direct Loan Program, this program assists low- and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability. Payment assistance is a type of subsidy that reduces the mortgage payment for a short time. The amount of assistance is determined by the adjusted family income. FMI, contact Wendy Palmer (207-289-2823 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kori Blake (207-241-5365 or email@example.com).
Rehab Assistance for NEWLY Inspected Section 8 Units
MaineHousing’s Landlord Participation Incentive Program (the “Program”) provides funds for Maine Public Housing Authorities (“PHAs”) to incent landlords to participate in the PHAs’ Housing Choice Voucher (“HCV”) programs. MaineHousing is making $380,000 of HCV Program Administrative Fees from the Coronovirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) available for the Program through December 31, 2021. Unused funds will be returned to MaineHousing. MaineHousing may make other funds available for the Program in subsequent years.
York County Community Action Home Repair Services
If your home is unsafe or unhealthy because it is in need of repair, YCCAC can connect you with the Home Repair Network Program. This program provides funds to low- and moderate-income persons to help pay for necessary home repairs, including roofs, septic systems, and other improvements. We believe everyone should have the opportunity for a healthy and safe home.
York County Community Action Heat Energy & Fuel Services
If you are having a hard time paying for heat or electricity, you are not alone. It’s not an uncommon problem for many families in York County. YCCAC offers a wide range of fuel and energy assistance programs so you can be warm, safe, healthy, and secure in your home.
Efficiency Maine Incentive Programs
Efficiency Maine offers a variety of incentive programs for energy efficiency upgrades.
Habitat for Humanity York County Re-Store Program
The Kennebunk ReStore sells gently used furniture, appliances, lighting, hardware, construction materials and more.