Open House for New Affordable Housing Development in Ellsworth

Posted March 22, 2013, at 10:39 a.m.
Last modified March 25, 2013, at 8:43 a.m.

Friday, March 29, 2013 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Straw Way Family Housing, 7 Straw Way, Ellsworth, Maine

For more information: Stephen Mooers; 207-973-3551;

Ellsworth, ME – Penquis Housing Inc. will host an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the opening of Straw Way Family Housing at 7 Straw Way in Ellsworth. The event will be held on Friday, March 29, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The Partner Recognition and Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held at 12:00 pm.

The Straw Way Family Housing development features 29 affordable two and three bedroom units. It offers WiFi in each unit, on site parking, a laundry facility and a community center. This property is a smoke-free property and select units are fully handicap accessible.

This affordable family housing project was developed by Penquis Housing, Inc., a subsidiary of Penquis. Funding for this project was provided by MaineHousing, USDA Rural Development,the Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, and TD Bank. “It was with the spirit of cooperation from the City of Ellsworth, that this meaningful and much needed project became a reality,” said Stephen Mooers, CEO of Penquis Housing Inc.

Straw Way Family Housing is now open for residents and applications are currently being accepted by the Housing Foundation at 424 Water Street, Ellsworth. Rural Development rental assistance is available to eligible applicants; income limits do apply. To obtain an application or for more information please contact, The Housing Foundation at 1-866-394-2049.