Category Archives: Region 1

February 14, Fair Housing Training, Portland, Maine

The Resource Committee of the Maine COC in partnership with ESAC and the city of Portland is pleased to present a free training on fair housing law with Maine’s premier expert, Patricia Ender with Pine Tree Legal Assistance. Please join us!

What: Understanding Fair Housing Laws in Maine

When: February 14th, 2018, 10am-12noon

Where: City of Portland, 196 Lancaster Street, Portland, ME 04101

RSVP to Matt Pryor
City of Portland Adult Services (207) 482-5141
mpryor@ Fair Housing Flyer

Statewide Homeless Council Meeting 10/10/17

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting next Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 from 9:30 to 2:00 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. There is also a call in option for those not able to attend in person. Please see the Agenda for details. Minutes here are from August. September minutes will be posted once approved. Also included here is a revised version of the Maine Prioritization Chart that will be reviewed and possibly put to a vote on Tuesday.


SHC Agenda 10.10.17

SHC Minutes 8-8-17

Prioritization Chart for Serving Homeless Populations in Maine 2017 – Adopted by MCOC 9.21.17

MCOC Meeting September 21, 2017

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting this Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM (maybe longer).  Please see the Agenda for details including Tandberg and call-in information.

The 2017 NOFA Application deadline is September 28. This will be the last regularly scheduled full MCOC meeting prior to the deadline, so this will be the last chance for the full group to review the information and either vote to approve it, or authorize the Steering Committee and/or Board of Directors to finalize and approve it.

(stay tuned – additional materials may be posted tomorrow)



2017 MCOC NOFA app  9-15-17

Youth Committee Statement of Purpose

ME HMIS Governance Model 071317

ME HMIS Roles and Responsibilities 071317

2017 MCOC NOFA Information for New and Renewal Applicants

The Maine Continuum of Care is pleased to announce that we are accepting New and Renewal Project Applications for the FY2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition.

Any agency that intends to submit an application for either a New or a Renewal Project must read the full NOFA announcement, and any and all additional guidance from HUD in order to be fully informed of the requirements and processes involved. More information can be found at the HUD Exchange website:

For any potential New Project applicants, please be aware that MaineHousing will not be providing “Match” funding for New Construction or Acquisition & Rehab (“Bricks & Mortar”) Projects in conjunction with this year’s Continuum of Care competition. If you wish to develop such a project you must secure Match funding from other sources.

The following materials include a Maine Summary of information related to the NOFA and this competition, Highlights of new information and changes from prior competitions, and copies of the Scoring tools that will be used for New and Renewal Applications. Projects will be ranked according to Score, with Renewal Projects prioritized above New Projects.





Statewide Homeless Council Meeting 7-11-17

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 9:30 to 2:00 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. Please see the agenda for details, including a call in number for those not able to attend in person. There will be a Press Conference immediately following the meeting.  Minutes here are from May. June minutes will be posted once approved.

SHC Agenda 7.11.17

SHC Minutes 5-9-17

SHC 7.7.17 Maine-Plan-to-End-and-Prevent-Homelessness

Press Release – SHC 7.7.2017

2017 Maine Homeless Statistics July 2017

2017 Jan-Jul Veteran Shelter Stats Report.docx

State and Federal Legislation Update 7.7.17


The Maine Human Rights Commission, Disability Rights Maine, and Pine Tree Legal Fair Housing Workshop


2 – 5 PM


This three-hour seminar is designed for Landlords and Property Managers. The course, conducted by the Maine Human Rights Commission (“MHRC”) in conjunction with Pine Tree Legal Assistance and Disability Rights Maine, will provide an overview of Fair Housing Law. Housing providers who complete the course will obtain a basic understanding of rights and responsibilities under state and federal law. Who should take the class? Landlords, property managers, leasing consultants, owners of manufactured housing, the general public; anyone who sells, leases, owns, or manages residential property.
Topics being presented include:
• The essential requirements of Maine Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) housing law
• Change in service/assistance animal laws for housing
• Reasonable accommodations (including for persons with mental disabilities)
• Recent cases of interest from the MHRC on housing
• Fair Housing/Substantial Equivalence/Dual filing
• HUD regulations on harassment in housing
• HUD guidance on criminal records, nuisance orders and complaints, and LEP refinement
How to Register:
**The MHRC Fair Housing seminar is free but registration is required. Register online @ . Registration will open on May 15, 2017 and close on June 16, 2017. Register early. This class fills quickly. Please contact us with any specific question you hope to have addressed at the seminar. Contact: Carrie McCarter by phone 207-624-6296 or e-mail: *protected email*