If you are homeless and need emergency shelter, or need transitional or subsidized housing to get back on your feet, MaineHousing may be able to help you locate resources. We finance emergency shelters and other affordable housing options. MaineHousing and its partners are working to end homelessness in Maine.

Homeless Assistance

  • Emergency Shelter and Housing Assistance Program
    MaineHousing provides grants to emergency shelters and agencies serving people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  This funding is allocated to sub-recipients as the Emergency Shelter and Housing Assistance Program (ESHAP), and is made up of three shares: Shelter Operations Share, Stabilization Share, and Performance Share.  

  • Stability through Engagement Program
    STEP is designed to provide short term rental assistance to rapidly re-house individuals and families who meet the federal definition of homelessness.  STEP is administered directly through the shelters participating in the ESHAP program.


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