in: Press Release on: 02/11/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEScott Thistle, MaineHousingNINE SERVICE HUBS COVERING ALL 16 Maine Counties will be managed by local partners. Today, MaineHousing announced a new state-wide strategy to address homelessness.  The state is implementing a scalable approach that has proven necessary and catalytic to helping many cities...
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Lewiston Choice Neighborhood Initiative Selects Hebert Construction for First Phase of Tree Streets Transformation

in: Press Release on: 02/03/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2022 Contact: Cara Courchesne; 207-577-4676 LEWISTON CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE SELECTS HEBERT CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRST PHASE OF TREE STREETS TRANSFORMATION Today Lewiston Housing and Avesta Housing announced that they selected Lewiston-based contractor Hebert Construction to oversee the construction of Wedgewood, Lewiston’s first Choice Neighborhood...
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New payment standards, HAP contract changes, & extension of housing search

in: Announcements on: 01/28/2022

In response to the ongoing pandemic and tight rental market, HUD approved three new waivers for Lewiston Housing effective immediately. These waivers are in place until December 31, 2022. The waivers are as follows: Increase in Payment Standard During Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract Term...
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Moving to Work Public Hearing

in: Announcements on: 09/01/2021

Lewiston Housing will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 1 College Street, Lewiston, Maine, to solicit input for its Moving to Work Agency Plan.  A copy of the draft plan is available here.  Due to the substantial community spread...
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Moving To Work Resident Meetings & Draft Plan

in: Announcements on: 08/02/2021

The Lewiston Housing Authority – Lewiston Housing – has an opportunity to apply for special designation from HUD which will provide much more flexibility in the way we deliver housing and family support services, leading to more and better housing opportunities for low-income persons and...
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The City of Lewiston and Lewiston Housing Authority Awarded $30 Million HUD Grant

in: Press Release on: 05/25/2021

The grant will be used to revitalize Lewiston’s “Tree Streets” neighborhoods; Lewiston is the smallest city in America to receive the grant. LEWISTON, Maine (May 25, 2021) – The City of Lewiston and the Lewiston Housing Authority have been awarded a $30 million U.S. Department...
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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

in: COVID-19 on: 05/24/2021

As of May 12, public housing and Section 8 voucher residents can apply for the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) to receive a monthly discount on internet access, as well as a one-time discount on equipment. The Federal Communication Program (FCC) program offers $50/month...
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Lewiston Housing COVID Updates

COVID Updates (3/31/2021)

in: COVID-19 on: 03/31/2021

COVID-19 Update from Lewiston Housing on 3/31/2021. The CDC has extended the eviction moratorium until 6/30/2020. You can learn more about the eviction moratorium on the CDC’s website.
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Craig Saddlemire, coordinator of the Raise-Op Housing Cooperative

Lewiston housing advocates back proposal for new state rental assistance voucher program

in: LH News on: 03/05/2021

A proposed state rental assistance program that would cost $8.5 million annually has strong support from housing advocates from Lewiston.
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MaineHousing allocates $30M for 9 affordable housing developments

in: LH News on: 03/01/2021

The Maine State Housing Authority, known as MaineHousing, announced Tuesday it has allocated more than $30 million for nine affordable housing developments across the state.
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