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Housing is a critical issue in the State of Maine and throughout our nation. In 2023, Our March 15 workshop started a conversation about housing that was continued during our October 16 Housing Matters conference. Lifelong Community leaders, housing advocates, legislators, government agencies, and area housing non-profits discussed Maine’s housing challenges and opportunities, including: 

Below are highlights from each meeting, including handouts and presentations, when available. Our hope is that you will find resources and inspiration as you advocate for housing options in your community and develop programs and services to help residents thrive in their homes. 

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Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors,
Volunteers Building Raised Bed Garden Beds 

Strategies to Promote Affordable, Right-Sized Housing

Spring Spruce-Up Day in Age-Friendly Houlton

Home Repair & Chores Programs

Living Well in North Yarmouth
Knox Box Installation

Making Homes Safe and Comfortable for All Stages of Life

Window Insert Build in Age-Friendly Saco

Age-Friendly South Portland 
Volunteer Shoveling Program

Home Weatherization and Winter Safety

Property Tax Abatement Programs

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all programs, services, and activities developed in Housing but is a sampling of approaches adopted by lifelong communities. We update this section regularly to highlight the many strategies implemented in Maine communities.