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Federal Money Awarded to Maine to Deal with Homelessness

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Maine U.S. Senator Susan Collins has announced that more than $20 million of additional federal money is coming to Maine to help deal with the state’s homelessness crisis.

15 organizations and state agencies in Maine have been awarded a total of $20,850,852 to support housing assistance to homeless individuals and families, as well as those fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. This funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.

Senator Collins: Too many Mainers will be forced this winter to go without having a safe place to eat, sleep, and call home. As Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I was pleased to champion these substantial investments that will address the urgent needs of vulnerable populations in Maine, helping to ensure our neighbors have access to the necessary support to regain stability and independence.

The grant funding is allocated as follows:

  • The State of Maine – $12,256,655
  • Preble Street (Portland) – $2,451,945
  • Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (Augusta) – $1,802,995
  • The City of Bangor – $1,231,588
  • Maine State Housing Authority – $1,230,524
  • Community Care (Bangor) – $803,937
  • Through These Doors (Portland) – $336,282
  • New Beginnings (Lewiston) – $164,339
  • Safe Voices (Auburn) – $161,580
  • Volunteers of America: Northern New England (Brunswick) – $159,800
  • Penquis C.A.P. (Bangor) – $100,000
  • Kennebec Behavioral Health (Waterville) – $54,720
  • OHI (Bangor) – $47,190
  • Community Housing of Maine (Portland) – $33,014
  • Tedford Housing (Brunswick) – $16,283

PHOTO: https://www.collins.senate.gov/

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