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Housing - General Information

AIDS Lodging Home - The AIDS Lodging Home provides independent, safe, affordable housing for those with HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse or mental illness.


Alpha 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.


Bridging 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.


Coastal Enterprises, Inc. - CEI is a non-profit community development corporation that provides financial and technical assistance for development and expansion of housing and social services projects.


Department 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.


Disability Information Resources of the Federal Government - Many federally-funded resources, current policy statements, and pending legislation are located at this website. It is organized by employment, education, housing, transportation, health, income, community, and civil rights.


Eastern Maine AIDS Network - This site has resources available throughout the state of Maine. It includes information on testing, education, support groups, advocacy, and services.


Fair Harbor Residence - Provides shelter and support for girls ages 14-17 who are not able to live at home in the Portland area.


Good Neighbors, Inc. - Provides residential and companionship services for adults with mental retardation and/or autism living in the Bridgton area.
Voice: (207) 647-8244


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”.


Ingraham 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.


Maine 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 accessible housing.


Maine Emergency Shelter - This site lists Maine emergency shelters. Each shelter is listed by county and contact information is provided.


Maine 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.


Maine's Office of Elder Services (OES) - OES offers information about independent living and nursing facility care.


Maine's 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.


Maine's Tenants' Rights Guide - This guide was developed by the Pine Tree Legal Assistance Group. People who rent will find this advice useful.


National Low Income Housing Coalition - This is a link to the 2002 Advocate's Guide to Housing and Community Development 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


Portland 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.


Shalom House — This organization provides supported housing for adults (18+) with mental illness and administers rental housing subsidies for Cumberland county.


Shelter+Care (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 property name.


Technical Assistance Collaborative — This organization provides information and resources for persons with disabilities, many that pertain to housing.


Washington 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.


Westbrook Housing Authority - This is the housing authority for Westbrook, Maine. It assists individuals and families with affordable housing.

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