Maine public housing authorities to receive $5.1 million in federal funding

Posted Aug. 08, 2013, at 11:47 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 08, 2013, at 12:05 p.m.

BOSTON — Maine public housing authorities will split more than $5.17 million in funding courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The grants were announced Thursday through the Capital Fund Program, which provides funding to public housing communities geared toward improving and constructing units.

Capital Fund grants are awarded on a yearly basis to the nation’s approximately 3,100 public housing agencies.

Approximately 20 housing authorities in Maine will receive the funding.

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The following authorities will earn funds: Auburn, $198,771; Bar Harbor, $158,868; Bath, $126,208; Brewer, $190,207; Brunswick, $235,158; Ellsworth, $63,387; Fort Fairfield, $115,969; Bangor, $811,122; Lewiston, $474,331; Mount Desert, $19,337; Old Town, $88,629; Portland, $1,293,727; Presque Isle, $278,955; Sanford, $159,642; South Portland, $391,975; Southwest Harbor, $59,643; Westbrook, $76,684; Tremont, $27,780; Van Buren, $129,071; Waterville, $272,104.

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