Housing Access

Maine Resources​

Access Maine: http://www.accessmaine.org/living_hous_general.htm
Lists of places to go for Housing for the disabled.

Alpha One: http://www.alphaonenow.org/
A center for independent living that helps with home modification, accessibility, employment counseling, and other services to enable people to live independently-

The Aroostook County Action Program, Inc.: 


Works to enable the people of Aroostook to achieve greater economic independence and dignity, and provides leadership to the community in responding to changing human needs.

Places to go in Bath / Brunswick Area- http://www.curtislibrary.com/firstcall.htm#house

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.: http://www.ceimaine.org

A non-profit community development corporation that provides financial and technical assistance for development and expansion of housing and social services projects.

Community Concepts Inc.: http://www.community-concepts.org/housing/housing.htm
Offers a variety of social services that promote self-sufficiency within the people of the communities of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties of Maine.

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (Affordable Housing Program): 

Offers opportunities for first-time, low-income homebuyers and low-income homeowners. Programs include the Kennebec Valley Replacement Home Program, Affordable Housing Programs, Home Repair programs and Waterville's New Neighbor's Program.

Maine State Housing Authority: http://www.mainehousing.org/

Maine Housing & Building Materials Exchange: http://www.mainebme.org/
Benefits low income families and the environment by providing affordable new and reuseable building materials.

Maine's Housing and Urban Development (HUD): http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=me
A Federal agency, has resources for Maine on this page.

MPower Adaptive Equipment Loan Program: http://www.alphaonenow.com
This loan program provides assistance to individuals with disabilities for the purchase, construction or installation of any product or equipment that promotes mobility, or improves independence and quality of life.

People's Regional Opportunity Program (PROP): http://www.propeople.org/links/homes.htm
A community action agency committed to identifying and addressing social, economic, educational, and health needs existing in the 23 communities in Cumberland County, Maine.​

Portland General Assistance Program: http://www.portlandmaine.gov/hhs/ssgap.asp

Provides basic needs for eligible applicants in the areas of rent, medications, fuel, utilities and other services essential to maintaining individuals or families who are Portland residents.

Rural Community Action Ministry (RCAM): http://www.rcam.net/

Provides a wide variety of services to rural low-income elderly and youth in 13 rural towns in Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Oxford counties; homelessness prevention, homeless family emergency shelter, housing rehab, rural youth services, outreach to low income and elderly, and a hunger program with 14 food pantries and a summer gardening program.

The Washington Hancock Community Agency: http://www.whcacap.org/
A non-profit, non-governmental, private corporation, and community action program, serving Washington and Hancock counties to promote self-sufficiency by helping income-eligible persons obtain essential services including transportation, housing, entrepreneurial support, and family services.

Westbrook Housing Authority: http://www.westbrookhousing.org/
Assists individuals and families with affordable housing.

Western Maine Community Action (WMCA): http://www.wmca.org/

A social service agency that has been providing services for over 35 years to people living in the Franklin, Androscoggin and Oxford counties of the western mountain region of Maine. The majority of our services are designed to assist low to moderate income people.

York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC):


Delivers a range of social service, health, and educational programs to York County individuals and families living in poverty.

National Resources​

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/publicat.htm

Provides free ADA materials.

Fair Housing Act: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/housing/title8.htm
Prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of disability, as well as race, color, gender, and religion. It covers housing in the public and private sectors. Under the law, new multifamily housing must be able to be adapted for accessibility according to established guidelines.

Department of Housing and Urban Development: http://www.hud.gov

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Disability Page:


Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Database: http://lihtc.huduser.org