Senator Collins Announces More Than $10 Million for Maine Housing Authorities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that nineteen housing authorities in Maine will receive a total of $10,097,943 for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing properties.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Capital Fund Program.

 

“Maine’s housing authorities provide an array of vital services to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income families,” said Senator Collins.  “As the Ranking Member of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I am committed to ensuring that the housing needs of all Mainers are met.  This funding will help Maine housing authorities preserve and modernize homes and meet the needs of the individuals and families who live in them.”

 

The funding will be allocated as follows:

 

  • Van Buren Housing Authority will receive $252,941;

 

  • Fort Fairfield Housing Authority will receive $191,699;

 

  • Portland Housing Authority will receive $2,639,668;

 

  • Presque Isle Housing Authority will receive $526,403;

 

  • Lewiston Housing Authority will receive $1,033,168;

 

  • Brunswick Housing Authority will receive $467,767;

 

  • Auburn Housing Authority will receive $393,593;

 

  • Waterville Housing Authority will receive $554,547;

 

  • Housing Authority City of Bangor will receive $1,575,346;

 

  • Sanford Housing Authority will receive $298,780;

 

  • Old Town Housing Authority will receive $194,142;

 

  • Bath Housing Authority will receive $243,485;

 

  • South Portland Housing Authority will receive $754,344;

 

  • Brewer Housing Authority will receive $346,980;

 

  • Southwest Harbor Housing Authority will receive $115,874;

 

  • Bar Harbor Housing Authority will receive $296,928;

 

  • Mount Desert Housing Authority will receive $40,560;

 

  • Tremont Housing Authority will receive $49,857; and

 

  • Ellsworth Housing Authority will receive $121,861.

 

HUD provides Public Housing Capital Fund Program grants to Public Housing Authorities annually for the development, financing, and modernization of Public Housing properties and for management improvements. 

 

Last year, Senator Collins helped to secure a total of $46.5 million in HUD’s CARES Act funding to help communities throughout Maine respond to COVID-19 by protecting affordable housing, providing housing assistance for the homeless, and supporting community development.