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Sen. Collins announces more than $13 million to help reduce homelessness in Maine

The announcement comes on the same day that HUD released a report saying homelessness in Maine was down 16.3 percent in 2019.
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MAINE, USA — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $13,121,653 to help reduce homelessness in Maine. 

The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Continuum of Care Program.

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“This important funding supports our state’s efforts to help the most at-risk Mainers by providing them with additional resources to promote their health, independence, and overall wellbeing,” Sen. Collins said. “As the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I have championed funding for this important grant program, and I will continue to work to prevent and end homelessness.”

According to Sen. Collins, the funding will be allocated as follows:

  • City of Bangor will receive $1,001,378.
  • Community of Housing of Maine, Inc., will receive $26,117.
  • Maine State Housing Authority will receive $788,366.
  • Preble Street in Portland will receive $1,084,835.
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services will receive $9,941,063.
  • Through These Doors in Portland will receive $279,894.

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