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.



Maine Emergency Shelters

MaineHousing supports many shelters throughout the state by providing funds to help with operating expenses and capital improvements.


Partners - Homeless Initiatives

For more information on shelter funding, visit the Homeless Housing Program and Shelter Funding section of the Homeless Initiatives page on our website.



MaineHousingSearch.org is a free, state online resource for renters and property managers in Maine. Dynamic search options allow you to find affordable, accessible and market-rate housing that will fit your needs.



Stability through Engagement Program
STEP is designed to provide short term rental assistance for 6-12 months to help individuals and families achieve housing stability. The focus is on rapidly re-housing people who are homeless and referred by a shelter in one of the ten counties where the program is offered.


Housing Navigator Pilot Program
The Housing Navigator Pilot Program is a two-year program established by the legislature through LD 1733. The navigators for this program will work with families experiencing or at risk of homelessness in obtaining housing, and assist them in maintaining stable housing following lease up. MaineHousing’s goal is to expand the current system of emergency shelter housing navigators to include additional organizations, especially in underserved communities and/or geographic areas of the state.

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