Lewiston Housing provides many services for our unhoused neighbors: from resource coordination to housing navigation to vouchers that provide homes for people who have experienced homelessness.

Homeless Response Service Hub

Lewiston Housing is the Homeless Service Hub for Region 4 and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the homeless response system for Androscoggin County, including:

convening and facilitating collaboration among providers across Androscoggin County

implementing and managing the Hub’s Coordinated Entry process for individuals and families experiencing homelessness

leading a continuous quality improvement process for the Hub, including tracking Hub-level performance data, projects, and work plans

For more information, please contact:

Julia Kimball
Hub 4 Homeless Coordinator
📞 (207) 240-8265
📧 jkimball@lewistonhousing.org

Housing Navigation Services

Our housing navigator works with unhoused families or those at risk of experiencing homelessness in Androscoggin County to obtain housing and assists them in maintaining stable housing.

The housing navigator supports families in finding suitable homes and works with them to identify and meet goals to maintain housing stability. The navigator works with families for a year after they move into their new homes.

Our navigator also builds relationships with landlords in Androscoggin County so they can identify community partners to help those who are experiencing homelessness. If you are a landlord and would like to participate, please contact our housing navigator below.

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Buchanan
Housing Navigator
📞 (207) 333-3938
📧 rbuchanan@lewistonhousing.org

Lewiston Unhoused Response Center

The Lewiston Unhoused Response Center is a proposed temporary emergency shelter located on Lewiston Housing Authority-owned property at 104 Park Street, within the City’s approved Homeless Shelter Overlay District. The Center will help meet the city’s immediate need for an emergency shelter while a location for a permanent shelter can be developed and implemented.

The shelter will provide many services for individuals experiencing homelessness, including case management, service coordination, housing navigation, therapy and counseling, and access to offsite substance abuse disorder treatment. Additional funds will be pursued to offer more ancillary services to shelter guests.

To learn more: Lewiston Unhoused Response Center FAQ

Emergency Housing Voucher Program

Lewiston Housing has fifteen Emergency Housing Vouchers made available by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) for people who are unhoused or at risk of experiencing homelessness. This program is administered in collaboration with the Maine Continuum of Care (MCoC), and referrals are made directly from the MCoC.

Please contact MaineHousing if you believe you may be eligible for EHV assistancecoordinatedentry@mainehousing.org

Mainstream Voucher Program

The Mainstream Voucher program assists non-elderly participants with disabilities. There is a preference for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Lewiston Housing currently administers 139 Mainstream vouchers and has resources to help provide security deposits to eligible program participants. Participants rent apartments from private landlords in the community and pay approximately 30% of their monthly income towards rent – Lewiston Housing pays the difference.

Applications for the Mainstream voucher program can be completed at the Maine Centralized Waiting List

If you would like more information on our voucher programs, please call our office at (207) 783-1423