There is a lack of affordable housing units across the Country, the State and in Lincoln County.
According to Maine Housing the median rent for a 2BR in Lincoln County apartment in 2020 including utilities was $1,029. The annual income needed to afford that median apartment was $41,177 per year. This equates to a full time job paying $19.80 per hour. The Lincoln County renting household mean income is only $32,306 or the equivalent of $15.53 per hour. There are also many families earning less than mean income.
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Living Wage Calculator for Lincoln County