Housing Affairs Letter


Maine Center Nabs Three HOPWA Awards

Portland, ME-based Frannie Peabody Center captures three of the latest renewal awards for competitive Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), more than any other entity in HUD's latest round in which it disbursed $33 million to programs in 17 states.

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Collins Seeks Maine HA Section 8 Audit

Reacting to news reports about substandard living conditions in some Oxford County, ME, Section 8 contract units, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) wants HUD’s Office of Inspector General to audit the department’s oversight of unit inspections and the Maine State Housing

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(REMODELER FACES FINES) Lead Paint Law Claims 1st Contractor

A legal complaint filed by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England office against a renovator claims Rockland, ME-based Colin Wentworth failed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint

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(HOMEOWNERSHIP) False Document Allegations Tossed

A group of Maine homeowners lose much of their case against GMAC's Ally Financial mortgage unit when two of the three claims in their lawsuit are

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(PUBLIC HOUSING) PHA Scored On Senior Housing

HUD investigators probing a Maine housing agency find the Brewer Housing Authority violated conflict of interest regulations in its affiliation with the Ellen M. Leach Memorial Home, a congregate

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(CONVERSION) Mill Converted To Senior Housing

Elderly residents of North Berwick, ME have new housing in the long-abandoned Old Woolen Mill. The mill produced uniforms and blankets for Union soldiers during the Civil War before being

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(HOUSING BOND) Maine Gets Housing Bond Approval

Affordable housing in Maine receives a boost with legislative approval of the Maine Energy, Housing & Economic Recovery Fund, which creates a $30 million affordable housing bond for FY 2010-

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Tax Hinted For Affordable Housing

State Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell proposes a real estate transfer tax to raise up to $500 million, $200 million of which would be dedicated to pay for revenue bonds to finance an affordable

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Former Homeless Get Business Boost

A homeless shelter program in York County operates a farm, which prepares residents for a return to gainful employment

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Eyes On State Abusive Lending Law

State prosecutors will have a new tool to fight predatory lending when the Maine Homeowner Protection Act takes effect Jan. 1.

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