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Rental housing in the greater Bath, Maine area is diverse. The housing stock is made up of apartments in smaller multi-family buildings, with a few larger buildings scattered throughout the area. The area is currently seeing extremely low vacancy rates.

If you have emergency housing needs, please use 211maine.gov or refer to the resources provided in this link.

For assistance finding properties that may be a good fit for your long-term housing needs, please see the information below.

General Housing Search Tips

To find real time vacancies/available apartments:

  • Google search “Craigslist Maine Housing” or click on the following link: https://maine.craigslist.org/search/apa?
  • Tips:
    • Search by zip code (ex: 04011 for Brunswick or 04530 to get the Bath area) and by the number of miles away that you are willing to look.
    • Narrow your search by entering the most ($ amount) you can pay for rent each month.  
    • You can also look for room rentals and short-term/temporary living situations while you continue to search for something long term.
    • Worried about scams? Scroll to the bottom of the sidebar (in the Search/list page), you will see in red letters: “avoiding scams”.  Click on that for tips on how to filter through and respond to postings wisely.   The avoiding scams tips link also may be found at the bottom of every individual posting. 

Search MaineHousing’s Database for Affordable Housing in Sagadahoc County

We recommend Maine Housing Search. This is a free rental listing service that includes detailed listings with pictures, maps, and more. Please note that this is a way to find housing complexes that offer subsidies or below-market rents and the contact info for the property management companies at those properties. It does not necessarily show current vacancies as many of these properties have waiting lists.

MaineHousing also maintains a county by county list of affordable rental properties. It can be found here: Maine State Housing Authority: Subsidized Housing.

HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) has a Resource Locator App available on your smartphone browser or through Apple iTunes or Google Play Marketplace. Commonly requested housing-related services are mapped out and linked to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Fair Housing

The following site has information and resources about fair housing and equal access laws.



  • Make notes of when you applied and where you applied.  Follow up by phone or email with the property management company to check on the status of your application and make sure they have all the information they need. 
  • If you have a housing voucher – make that clear on your application and tell the property manager! 
  • If your address or phone number changes, send a written update of your contact information (by email or a note in the mail) – otherwise your application may end up being withdrawn (especially if mail is returned to sender).  If that happens, you would have to reapply and start the wait clock over with a new application date.