Programs that benefit veterans and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard into defense spending bill

Committee approves Pingree requests for $75 million in spending for PNSY and directs VA to improve health care and homeless services for vets Congresswoman Chellie Pingree used her position on the powerful House Appropriations Committee to get numerous provisions into a defense bill that will help veterans, including those seeking care in the VA, homeless female veterans, veterans who need service dogs and the families of veterans. Pingree also was able to insure that the bill contains $75 million in funding to maintain and modernize the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Pingree gets provisions to support veterans in spending bill

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree was able to insert provisions into a spending bill that is working its way through Congress that will improve healthcare for veterans and do more to focus on the problems of homelessness and suicide among vets.

Collins, King Announce Grant Funding to Support Homeless Veterans in Maine

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded federal grant funding to Preble Street in Portland, the Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA), and Veterans Inc. in Lewiston to assist homeless and at-risk veterans in Maine.

Senator Collins Leads Hearing on Fight to End Youth Homelessness

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, led a hearing today to examine the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. The hearing’s witnesses included True Colors Fund Co-Founder and Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winning artist, Cyndi Lauper

Maine State Housing Authority Best Resource for Focus on Critical Senior Housing Needs

Governor Paul R. LePage today once again addressed the issue of affordable senior housing, emphasizing it is best addressed by refocusing existing resources within the State rather than taking out more loans at the expense of all Maine taxpayers

MaineHousing, City of Portland clarify HUD’s homeless numbers

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that Maine experienced a dramatic 26% increase in homelessness, but that number included not only people who were homeless but people who had moved into transitional or independence-modeled housing. The real percentage of people who were homeless during the survey period was 11%.

Governor LePage Pitches in for Homeless

May 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Paul LePage on Monday helped kick off a campaign to raise funds for a new $2.7 million Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter.

Maine Wins $30 Million Energy Efficiency Grant

AUGUSTA, ME - April 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor John E. Baldacci said today that Maine has received a $30 million federal grant from The Recovery Act to fund energy efficiency upgrades in Maine. “Maine is recognized as a national leader in our efforts to improve energy efficiency,” Governor Baldacci said. “The work that we have been doing at MaineHousing and at Efficiency Maine has demonstrated our ability to put resources to work quickly, creating jobs and reducing energy consumption.

Portland Maine rentals

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New study supports concept that supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities is cost...

AUGUSTA, ME - October 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new study reinforces the concept that providing supportive housing to homeless people with disabilities is less costly and better for the individual than providing no assistance


September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe and U.S. Senator Susan Collins today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $876,120 in homelessness prevention grant funding to the City of Portland. The funding will be used to help re-house families who have fallen into homelessness in Maine.The funding is being distributed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Senators Snowe and Collins worked with a bipartisan group of senators to craft the legislation that became law in February

Governor Announces $11.4 million in Federal Recovery Funds for Wood Energy Projects

AUGUSTA, ME - August 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. John E. Baldacci today announced that the Maine Forest Service, under the Maine Department of Conservation, will receive more than $11.4 million in federal recovery funds to convert at least 15 public buildings to wood or dual-fuel heating.

Governor Baldacci Ceremonially Signs Bill Addressing Homelessness

AUGUSTA, ME - June 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor John E. Baldacci today ceremonially signed LD 1127, An Act To Define Services for Maine Runaway and Homeless Youth. The law establishes a comprehensive program for homeless youth and runaways. The Department of Health and Human Services will enter into performance-based contracts with agencies and organizations to provide street and community outreach, drop-in programs, emergency shelter and transitioning living services. Monitoring will be in place to ensure quality and track rates of homelessness.

Providing permanent housing for homeless in rural areas reduces cost, improves quality of life

AUGUSTA, ME - May 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Providing permanent supportive housing for homeless people in rural Maine is less expensive than serving them while they are homeless, and provides a better qualify of life at the same time, according to the results of a new study.

Federal recovery act will create jobs in housing sector

AUGUSTA - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Federal recovery funds coming to Maine through MaineHousing will create and retain housing jobs, but it is impossible to determine how much employment will be created until more federal guidelines are provided, MaineHousing Director Dale McCormick told a meeting of about 300 housing professionals Monday


Maine Real Estate & Development Association Names New President and Announces...

Paul Peck, attorney at Drummond & Drummond and real estate developer with LWS Development LLC is the new president of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities.


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