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Mid-coast area landlords "lunch-and-learn" event is November 2 in Topsham

Mid-coast area landlords and property managers currently participating in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program or who may be interested in learning more about it are invited to attend a Landlord Outreach event on Thursday, November 2 in Topsham.

The “lunch-and-learn,” sponsored by MaineHousing and Bath Housing, in collaboration with Brunswick Housing, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 2 at the Corey E. Garver American Legion Post 202, 79 Foreside Road, Topsham. The event is free and lunch will be provided for those who pre-register.

Topics at this informative session include anti-discrimination and accommodation policies, accessibility, landlord-tenant laws, HCV inspections, veterans housing, and navigation services.

MaineHousing HCV Director Lauren Bustard will welcome attendees and discuss new MaineHousing initiatives. Speakers include:

  • Attorney Frank D’Alessandro, Pine Tree Legal Assistance;
  • Wendy Thomas-Blais, a licensed clinical social worker with the Veterans’ Administration;
  • Pauline Hanson, CCM, of Tedford Housing;
  • Joshua DuBois, maintenance technician and Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspector, Bath Housing;
  • Kim Brown, HQS inspector, MaineHousing;
  • Amy L. Parks, HCV program manager, Bath Housing;
  • Amy Liechty, program coordinator for navigation services, Bath Housing;
  • Community Mediation Services.

Vendors include Efficiency Maine, Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams, Servpro of Bath/Brunswick, and Ehrlich Pest Control.


For more information and to RSVP, please contact Anne LaChance at MaineHousing at, (207) 624-5731, 1-800-452-4668 or Maine Relay 711.

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