St Mary’s Health System and Lewiston Housing Announce Plan to Transfer Ownership of Senior Property

in: Press Release on: 04/11/2024

Press Release
Chris Kilmurry, Executive Director
Lewiston Housing

Karen Sullivan, SVP and Chief Communications Officer
Covenant Health

St Mary’s Health System and Lewiston Housing Announce Plan to Transfer Ownership of Senior Property

LEWISTON, Maine (April 11, 2024) – Lewiston Housing and St. Mary’s Health System are in final discussions aimed at transferring ownership of Maison Marcotte, a 128-unit senior living community located at 100 Campus Drive, from St. Mary’s to Lewiston Housing. Officials from St. Mary’s and Lewiston Housing have been discussing this project for over two years and are in the final stages of planning and due diligence.

Maison Marcotte, conveniently situated across from St. Mary’s Hospital and linked by an underground tunnel, offers residents easy access to healthcare services, a chapel, and a cafeteria on its premises. Residents will continue to enjoy seamless access to St. Mary’s healthcare providers and benefit from an array of programs and partnerships introduced by Lewiston Housing. A dedicated full-time staff encompassing management, maintenance, and resident services will be committed to ensuring a quality lifestyle for all residents.

For many years, St. Mary’s Health System has been privileged to serve the Maison Marcotte community with management and maintenance services. In keeping with its Mission, the well-being of the residents has always been a priority, a commitment shared by Lewiston Housing.

Chris Kilmurry, Executive Director of Lewiston Housing, expressed enthusiasm for the transition, noting, “Our long-standing relationship with both the staff and residents of Maison Marcotte, through our Housing Assistance Contract for the property’s 100 subsidized units, makes this transition a natural and logical step forward for us.”

Lewiston Housing is set to finance the acquisition through MaineHousing. It has ambitious plans to substantially rehabilitate the property within the next five years by utilizing the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program.

This strategic transfer is a testament to the commitment of both Lewiston Housing and St. Mary’s Hospital to the well-being and enhanced living experience of the senior residents of Maison Marcotte, marking a new chapter of growth for the community.

About Lewiston Housing
Created in 1963, Lewiston Housing is the municipal housing authority for the City of Lewiston. We are an experienced developer of affordable housing and have used a variety of financing structures and funding sources to accomplish our goal of expanding access to quality housing for those in need. Currently, Lewiston Housing provides management, maintenance, and resident services for 671 units of Public Housing, LIHTC, and market rate housing, and administers approximately 1400 Housing Choice vouchers.

About St Mary’s Health System
St. Mary’s Health System, a member of Covenant Health, was founded in 1888 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe. Today, it is an integrated medical system in Lewiston, Maine comprised of a 233-bed acute care community hospital, an employed group of primary care and specialty providers, urgent care and emergency department, an extensive complement of behavioral and mental health services and outpatient specialty practices. Our system also includes d’Youville Pavilion, a senior care community that offers a rehabilitation center, long-term skilled nursing care and memory care. We combine talented and compassionate caregivers with state-of-the-art medical technology to meet Androscoggin County’s health care needs. To learn more about us, please visit

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