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Senator Collins Announces More Than $260,000 for Ellsworth and Brewer Housing Authorities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that housing authorities in Ellsworth and Brewer will receive a total of $260,594 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) Program.


“The dedicated staff at housing authorities throughout Maine work hard to link seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals and families with access to an array of programs that help them improve their living conditions and achieve economic independence. With this funding, housing authorities in Ellsworth and Brewer will continue their work with the local communities to ensure that the needs of their residents are met,” said Senator Collins. “As the Ranking Member of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I have worked diligently to ensure that housing authorities have the resources to meet the housing and supportive service needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.”


The funding was allocated as follows:


  • Ellsworth Housing Authority received $130,297


  • Housing Authority of the City of Brewer received $130,297


The purpose of the ROSS-SC program is to help residents of public housing make progress toward economic and housing self-sufficiency by removing the educational, professional and health barriers they face.


Through her leadership role on the Appropriations Committee supporting HUD’s core programs, Senator Collins has worked hard to preserve and modernize affordable housing units across the State of Maine.  In July, she secured nearly $7.5 million in additional funding for specific Maine housing projects in the draft Fiscal Year 2023 Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill.