Collins, King Announce More Than $400,000 In Grant Funding To Assist Maine Families Living In Public Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and U.S. Senator Angus King today announced that several housing authorities and municipalities in Maine will receive a total of $401,658 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The grant funding will come through HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) and will be used to help public housing residents and individuals participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program to increase their education and gain marketable skills that will allow them to find employment and advance in their current work.

“Public Housing Authorities in Maine play an indispensable role in helping some of our most vulnerable citizens find safe and affordable housing,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “This funding will support individuals and families across our state by connecting them with a range of vital services such as job training.”

The list of Maine award recipients is below:

Augusta Housing Authority, $32,213

Bangor Housing Authority, $22,362

Brewer HA, $52,391

City of Caribou, $48,323

Housing Authority of the City of Old Town, $23,772

Lewiston Housing Authority, $57,338

Maine State Housing Authority, $53,580

Portland Housing Authority, $71,411

Westbrook Housing Authority, $40,268