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December 27, 2017

Maine housing programs get federal grants

Nine housing programs across Maine were awarded a total of $449,554 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, said grants of between $24,124 and $72,000 were allotted to programs in Old Town, Westbrook, Caribou, Portland, Augusta, Bangor, Brewer and Lewiston, as well as Augusta-based MaineHousing.

The programs will help connect seniors and those with disabilities with resources.

The awards were: city of Old Town, $24,124; Westbrook Housing, $42,870; MaineHousing, $55,808; Caribou Housing Agency, $50,787; Portland Housing Authority, $72,000; Augusta Housing Authority, $33,247; Bangor Housing Authority, $57,526; Brewer Housing Authority, $54,319 and Lewiston Housing Authority, $58,873.

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