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2008 MaineHousing Annual Report

MaineHousing offers programs and services that make housing more affordable to Maine people. Over 90,000 people will benefit from our programs this year. We believe everyone deserves a good home.

Helping Maine People
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2014 QAP - DRAFT
The 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) has been published in draft form. Pending the Governor's approval, a public hearing will be held on the draft at the next MaineHousing Board Meeting - Tuesday, June 18th.
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2013 Point in Time survey
The 2013 Point in Time survey shows that 1,175 people were homeless in Maine on January 30, 2013. The survey provides a snapshot of Maine’s homeless population by region and statewide on a single night.
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MaineHousing reduces mortgage rates
New rate of 2.99%, zero points (3.757% APR*) available to first-time homebuyers, veterans and active duty military. Ask your lender about our mortgages! For information and a list of lenders, visit www.mainehousinghomeloans.org.
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Great news for prospective homebuyers!
Effective for MaineHousing First Home and Operation New Home loans closed on or after January 1, 2013, MaineHousing will reimburse borrowers for any recapture tax paid to the IRS. We hope this removes any concerns homebuyers may have about the possible cost of recapture tax.
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HUD OIG Report
MaineHousing responds to the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final audit report of the Section 8 program. View the report and response here.
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MaineHousing receives 19 applications for Low Income Housing Tax Credits
On October 25, 2012 MaineHousing received the largest number of applications for the competitive 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit program in over 20 years. Nineteen applications were received totaling over 980 units and $9.8 million in tax credits. MaineHousing has approximately $3 million in tax credits available to allocate. Applications will now be processed and scored. Winners will be announced at the end of the scoring process.
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Heating Cost Calculator
Maine Energy Office offers Home Heating Cost Calculator to help consumers estimate their average annual heating costs.
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Landlords, tenants now can promote or find lead-safe homes through MaineHousingSearch.org.
A lead-safe search feature is added to the popular Maine State Housing Authority and Maine Department of Health and Human Services statewide housing registry at mainehousingsearch.org
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2011 MaineHousing Staffing Positions & Compensation
A list of MaineHousing's staff positions and salaries for 2011 are now on this site.
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Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability
OPEGA finds no fraud at MaineHousing, “substantially all” expenses in line with mission.
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Housing Choice Voucher Program Inspections
Acting Director Peter Merrill responds to HUD Inspector General’s “interim update” on Housing Choice Voucher Program inspections; says changes are underway at MaineHousing.
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Plan to Keep ME Warm
MaineHousing joins Gov. LePage, Efficiency Maine, and others to help Mainers with heating assistance.
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MaineHousing Expenditures
MaineHousing’s expenditures for 1998-2010 show how the quasi-governmental independent authority serves its mission of helping tens of thousands of low-income individuals annually while creating or supporting jobs in financial, construction, energy and other sectors.
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MaineHousing Staffing Positions & Compensation
A list of MaineHousing's staff positions and salaries now are on this site, along with market salaries of comparable positions compiled independently by the Maine Department of Labor. MaineHousing salaries lag the market by 15 percent, and are not paid by state funds.
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Housing Quality Standards Review
MaineHousing auditor releases Housing Quality Standards Review on Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
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KeepMeWarm - Want to help with rising energy costs?
Keep ME Warm, a collaboration of the 10 United Ways in Maine and the 10 Community Action Programs, is raising money to supplement emergency fuel programs.
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MaineHousing awarded additional $1.5 mil in Recovery Act funds
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded MaineHousing an additional $1.5 million in Recovery Act funds to assist in developing affordable rental housing. Maine was eligible for added funding because it is one of the top 8 states in meeting housing production goals. To learn more about Recovery Act funds in Maine click the title.
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ARRA Weatherization helps 4,722 homes
As of April 2011, MaineHousing had financed the weatherization of 4,722 low-income homes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). That is well over the goal of weatherizing 4,427 homes set when the program started 18 months ago, and well before the federally mandated program deadline of 3/31/2012.
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Chevrolet to purchase MaineHousing carbon reductions
Chevrolet has signed a letter of intent to purchase the carbon savings associated with MaineHousing's Weatherization Program. This will be MaineHousing's first carbon sale using its newly verified methodology to quantify the carbon savings associated with home Weatherization. The revenues generated will be used to weatherize more Maine homes.
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