Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that nine housing authorities in Maine will receive a total of $509,826 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS).
“Maine’s housing authorities provide an array of vital services to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income families,” said Senator Collins. “As the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I am committed to ensuring that the housing needs of all Mainers are met. By supporting public housing agencies, this funding will help connect individuals with the resources they need to achieve economic independence.”
The funding will be allocated as follows:
· Augusta Housing Authority will receive $32,484.
· Bangor Housing Authority will receive $63,709.
· City of Caribou will receive $57,446.
· Housing Authority of Brewer will receive $60,978.
· Housing Authority of Old Town will receive $47,944.
· Lewiston Housing Authority will receive $58,873.
· Maine State Housing Authority will receive $62,467.
· Portland Housing Authority will receive $78,659.
· Westbrook Housing Authority will receive $47,266.
As the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins has worked hard to preserve and modernize affordable housing units across the State of Maine. Earlier this month, she announced $120,000 for housing authorities in Aroostook and Sagadahoc Counties. In addition, 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.