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Top Industry Headlines: 9/5 – 9/10

11 Sep 2023 7:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

September 5: High demand, fewer benefits expected to create 'perfect storm' for Maine's heating season

Temperatures in Maine are still summer-like, but advocates say high heating costs and an expected decline in federal aid are creating concerns about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program ahead of this winter.

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September 6: Rules meant to keep Maine tenants safe can actually leave them homeless

Marla Reagan began carefully documenting her living conditions after mold started appearing on the walls, ceilings and window sills of the Sanford apartment where she lived with her son.

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September 6: 16 Mainers receive $10,000 in down payment and closing cost aid through ‘First Gen’ program

Winthrop, Maine Surging mortgage rates and low inventory can make home ownership feel out of reach for many Mainers, but a new program is already making a big difference for a small group of people.

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September 7: The Housing Diversity Study Committee listened to a presentation to better understand LD 2003 and the changes necessary to comply with the new law.

Cape Elizabeth’s ad-hoc Housing Diversity Study Committee held a meeting on Aug. 28 at the town hall where the town had a presentation hosted by Matt Panfil, planning director of the Greater Portland Council of Government.

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September 10: Another citizen-initiated referendum goes before voters this November, but dueling interests suggest it might not be the last word.

Nearly three years into rent control, Portland is still working through kinks in its policy. Those who wrote the ordinance say it’s helping stabilize costs for tenants and available housing. But city staff who oversee rent control say that parts of the ordinance are hard to implement and that they struggle to keep up with questions and complaints.

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