$14.6 million awarded to help combat homelessness in Maine

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 9:15am

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ten organizations and state agencies in Maine have been awarded a total of $14,625,379 to support housing assistance to homeless individuals and families, as well as those fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

    This funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care Program.

    The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

    The funding was allocated as follows:

    The City of Bangor received $1,035,914

    Community Housing of Maine, Inc. in Portland received $28,413

    Kennebec Behavioral Health in Waterville received $47,251

    Maine State Housing Authority in Augusta received 1,241,225

    New Beginnings Inc. in Lewiston received $164,339

    OHI in Bangor received $40,566

    Preble Street in Portland received $1,094,015

    Tedford Housing in Brunswick received $16,283

    Through These Doors in Portland received $297,486

    The State of Maine received $10,659,887