MaineHousing Highlights

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    MaineHousing offers more housing characteristics data
    Housing Characteristics is an interactive tool that provides U.S. Census data on the financial and structural characteristics of residential housing throughout Maine, its counties, and towns. This data, used in conjunction with the Housing and Affordability Index, can provide the reader with some basic understanding of housing in the selected community, including affordability and need.
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    Lincoln Merrill, Jr. named MaineHousing Board Chairman
    After more than six years as chairman of MaineHousing’s Board of Commissioners, Peter Anastos resigns his seat and thanks MaineHousing’s employees for their dedication to the agency’s mission. Board Vice Chairman Lincoln Merrill, Jr., is named chairman. Also in our February newsletter: Low Income Housing Tax Credits updates plus housing affordability information
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    2019 QAP informational meetings with developers
    The Tuesday, March 13 meeting at the University of Southern Maine is cancelled and is rescheduled for Monday, March 19 from 9-11 a.m. at Wishcamper Center. A meeting also will take place Friday, March 16, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Penquis CAP in Bangor.
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    Deputy Director Peter Merrill named Interim Director by Board of Commissioners
    The MaineHousing Board of Commissioners has asked Deputy Director Peter Merrill of Portland to serve as interim director of MaineHousing upon the retirement of Director John Gallagher on January 5, 2018.
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    MaineHousing Director: Congress should not eliminate proven affordable housing financing tools
    While Congress debates whether to eliminate the private activity bonds and Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs, Director John Gallagher explains the important roles they have on Maine’s affordable housing industry, from development to first home loans, and what cutting them will do to Maine.
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    35th Annual Coats and Toys for Kids
    A warm coat. A warm home. Every gently used coat that’s donated is given to someone in need through Salvation Army locations statewide. This year, they’ll also receive a card on how to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program. Please consider donating a coat through December 31. Learn more at WCSH-6 or call 211, a service of the United Way of Maine.
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    Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program revises administrative plan
    The more significant changes to the HCV administrative plan will affect the way we manage the inspection process, including the way we carry out initial inspections and approve units for tenancy.
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    MaineHousing’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan
    MaineHousing’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan outlines our goals and strategies as we respond to demographic, economic, health, land-use, and technology trends that will affect Maine’s housing sector.

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