Supportive Housing & Emergency Shelter Repair Program

After years of service, some properties face needs that require immediate attention, but lack adequate reserves to address the necessary repairs. As a result, MaineHousing offers the Supportive Housing & Emergency Shelter Repair Program which provides 5 year forgivable loans to address repairs that will ensure properties are able to continue to provide decent, safe, sanitary housing to Maine’s most vulnerable citizens.  


To be eligible for funding, an applicant must:

  1. Be the owner of a supportive housing project in Maine that is currently financed by MaineHousing OR a current recipient of ESHAP funds.
  2. Be a 501(c)(3) corporation.
  3. Be in compliance with all covenants regarding use in MaineHousing loan documents.
  4. Meet all submission requirements set forth below. 

MaineHousing will not process an application if the applicant* been more than 60 days delinquent on MaineHousing financing in the previous 6 months, or has been issued a notice of default**; or has been the owner of any MaineHousing-financed project that was foreclosed upon by MaineHousing or conveyed(to??) MaineHousing by deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.

Owners and contractors must not be debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or voluntarily excluded from participation in federal housing programs or MaineHousing programs. Owners, operators, and contractors may not participate in this program if they have ever had a professional license to provide the nature of services they seek to provide in this program suspended or revoked.

For full details on eligibility requirements and projects please refer to the Supportive Housing Emergency Shelter Repair Program Guide

*or any other entity in which the applicant or one of its affiliates has a controlling interest
** unless an approved workout plan is in place and in good standing

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