$6.6 million awarded to support affordable housing efforts in Maine amid COVID-19

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 3:00pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The State of Maine has received a total of $6,678,216 in the third installment of funding to support affordable housing, assistance to businesses and bolster COVID-19 prevention and response efforts throughout the state.

    This funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), was allocated through a section of the CARES Act directing $48.5 billion to support housing and transportation programs.

    The funding was awarded through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG program provides grants to states and local units of government to support housing and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. These grants can also be used in coordination with local health authorities to respond to COVID-19.

    The funding will be allocated as follows:

    Auburn received $137,932

    Bangor received $283,175

    Biddeford received $126,650

    Lewiston received $193,379

    Portland received $634,669

    Cumberland County received $976,929

    Maine received $4,325,482