Maine gets more than $13M from feds to reduce homelessness

January 9, 2020 GMT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government has awarded more than $13 million to Maine’s state government, the city of Bangor and several organizations in the state to help reduce homelessness.

The money was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Continuum of Care Program and includes a grant of almost $10 million to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Bangor is receiving a little more than $1 million and the Maine State Housing Authority is getting more than $750,000.

Preble Street, Through These Doors and Community Housing of Maine are also receiving grants, with the largest award of more than $1 million going to Preble Street.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said the funding will aid Maine’s efforts “to help the most at-risk Mainers by providing them with additional resources to promote their health, independence, and overall well being.”