Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of Maine's congregate settings, including homeless shelters, which have had to reduce capacity.


The Maine State Housing Authority has awarded nearly $4 million in federal tax credits to affordable housing projects in the state.

PORTLAND, Maine - Policy changes and public financing have produced more housing in Portland, Maine, however prices remain unaffordable to some city residents.

AUGUSTA, Maine - MaineHousing Deputy Director Peter Merrill is stepping up to serve as interim director upon the retirement of John Gallagher on Jan. 5.
Merrill has served as deputy director for more than five years, and has been with the agency for more than two decades. He is responsible for MaineHousing's day-to-day operations and represents the agency before the Maine Legislature.
Gallagher announced his retirement in November after five years as director of the $1.6 billion financial institution.