Policy & Research
|Owner Match Requirements||At least 10% of the costs of abatement if not under abatement order; and at least 25% of the costs of abatement if the building is under abatement orders.||No owner match requirement.|
|Amount of funding available per project||Up to $30,000 for an owner-occupied, single-family home; and up to $15,000 per unit for rental units, with no limit on the number of units that can be enrolled in the program.|
Outbuildings needing to be addressed per a Lead Design Plan may receive up to an additional $15,000 to abate or demolish.
|Up to $16,000 for an owner-occupied, single-family home; and up to $10,000 per unit for rental units, up to 10 units per building. |
Note: units funded through the federal lead program may be eligible to receive up to $3,238 of Healthy Homes funding per unit to address a variety of health and safety issues.
|Funding available to reimburse landlords for the cost of materials to do their own lead abatement work ||Owners who are licensed lead abatement contractors may seek pre-approval from MaineHousing for reimbursement of materials only. |
Note: Owners who are licensed lead abatement contractors must receive pre-approval from MaineHousing in order to seek reimbursement for costs related to materials for lead abatement projects.
|No funding is available to reimburse owners for materials or labor to do their own lead abatement work.|
|Program Component||State-funded Program||Federally-funded Program|
Income of households being served must be at or below 100% AMI.
Owner-occupied, single-family homes: households must have incomes at or below 80% AMI.
Multi-unit rental buildings: owners must rent at least 50% of the units being assisted with program funds to households with incomes at or below 50% AMI and the remaining units to households with incomes at or below 80% AMI.
Depending upon the funding sources used to best suit your abatement needs there may be further eligibility requirements. When applying for the program the Community Action Agency administering the program in your area will walk you through all eligibility requirements.