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Housing - General Information
Lodging Home - The AIDS Lodging Home provides independent,
safe, affordable housing for those with HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse
or mental illness.
One - Alpha One is a center for
independent living that helps with home modification, accessibility, employment
counseling, and other services to enable people to live independently.
Rental Assistance Program (BRAP)
- BRAP was created by Maine's Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) to help people with
psychiatric disabilities afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in
communities of their own choice. This page also includes
information on other Housing programs.
- CEI is a non-profit community development corporation that provides
financial and technical assistance for development and expansion of housing
and social services projects.
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - HUD's mission is
to increase homeownership, support community development and increase
access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To find out more
about the programs available in Maine, select "Maine" from the
drop-down menu under Local Information.
Information Resources of the Federal Government
- Many federally-funded resources, current policy statements,
and pending legislation are located at this website. It is organized
employment, education, housing, transportation, health, income, community,
and civil rights.
Maine AIDS Network -
This site has resources available throughout the state of Maine. It includes
information on testing, education, support groups, advocacy, and services.
Harbor Residence -
Provides shelter and support for girls ages 14-17 who are not able to
live at home in the Portland area.
Neighbors, Inc. - Provides
residential and companionship services for adults with mental retardation
and/or autism living in the Bridgton area.
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England - Goodwill Industries of Northern New England helps people with disabilities live more independently. Our mission is “through employment, residential, educational and support services, Goodwill works to enhance the social and economic independence of people with disabilities and others who experience barriers to such independence”.
Residential Programs -
This organization provides transitional residential treatment for youth
and adults in need of mental health and substance abuse services. They
have several small residential facilities.
Living Innovations - Provides
host families, supportive roommates and in-home supports to children
and adults with developmental disabilities in Cumberland and York counties.
Affordable Housing Network -
Register for the monthly newsletter at the bottom of the screen to get
Maine and National legislative decisions and funding resources for
Emergency Shelter - This
site lists Maine emergency shelters. Each shelter is listed by county
and contact information is provided.
State Housing Authority - The Maine State Housing Authority assists
Mainers to obtain and maintain housing; the site has a section on home
repair, special needs, homeless services and Section 8.
Office of Elder Services (OES)
- OES offers information about independent living and nursing
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - HUD,
a Federal agency, has resources for Maine on this page. You might find
their sections on grant announcements and rental assistance helpful.
Tenants' Rights Guide
- This guide was developed by the Pine Tree Legal Assistance Group. People
who rent will find this advice useful.
Low Income Housing Coalition - This
is a link to the 2002 Advocate's Guide to Housing and Community
Policy. Advocates will find a wide range of issues,
programs, and housing policies.
New Beginnings — This organization is based in Lewiston and serves homeless youth ages 12-21. They have a drop-in center, crisis counseling, training, and other services for teens. They are located at 436 Main Street, Lewiston. Voice: (207) 795-4077
City Welfare - General Assistance Program
— The City of Portland, Maine's General Assistance Program
provides basic needs for eligible applicants in the areas of rent, medications,
fuel, utilities and other services essential to maintaining individuals
or families who are Portland residents.
This organization provides supported housing for adults (18+) with
mental illness and administers rental housing subsidies for Cumberland
(Shelter Plus Care)
— Shelter+Care is a program designed to provide rental subsidies
to homeless individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Subsidized Apartment Search — This
national website provides a search opportunity to locate affordable
and accessible apartments anywhere in the country. Click on "Subsidized
Apartment Search" to begin searching by state, zip code, county, or
Assistance Collaborative — This organization
provides information and resources for persons with disabilities, many
that pertain to housing.
Hancock Community Agency
This is the community action program (CAP) for Washington and Hancock
counties of Maine. They help a wide range of people through programs that
include transportation, family and community services, and heating, utilities
and rental assistance.
Housing Authority - This is the housing authority
for Westbrook, Maine. It assists individuals and families with affordable