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Susan Collins Announces More Than $11.5 Million for Public Housing throughout Maine

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that 17 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in Maine have been awarded a total of $11,648,244 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund Formula Grant program to support the development, financing, and modernization of Public Housing projects and for management improvements.

“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,” said Senator Collins. “With this funding, housing authorities across the state will continue their work within their local communities to ensure that the needs of their residents are met.”

The grant funding is allocated as follows:

  1. Portland Housing Authority - $3,335,695
  2. Bangor Housing Authority - $2,014,299
  3. Lewiston Housing Authority - $1,274,622
  4. South Portland Housing Authority - $746,295
  5. Waterville Housing Authority - $708,966
  6. Presque Isle Housing Authority - $663,710
  7. Auburn Housing Authority - $468,412
  8. Brewer Housing Authority - $441,799
  9. Sanford Housing Authority - $402,841
  10. Bar Harbor Housing Authority - $370,928
  11. Van Buren Housing Authority - $320,724
  12. Fort Fairfield Housing Authority - $257,184
  13. Old Town Housing Authority - $246,869
  14. Ellsworth Housing Authority - $151,713
  15. Southwest Harbor Housing Authority - $134,925
  16. Tremont Housing Authority - $58,832
  17. Mount Desert Housing Authority - $50,430

HUD’s Public Housing program ensures safe, decent, and affordable housing, and creates opportunities for residents' self-sufficiency and economic independence.