MaineHousing and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) invite participation in the Community Development Listening Forums intended to foster open conversation. The purpose of the meetings is twofold:

  • We are preparing the 5 year consolidated plan required by HUD in order to continue receiving federal funding, 
  • More importantly, we are asking for input into a more extensive State of Housing assessment.

MaineHousing and DECD will share some data and demographics of interest to Maine Communities and service providers. The balance of the forums will be for attendees to ask questions and engage in meaningful dialogue. Our intention is to listen and bring back your ideas for increasing our effectiveness in your communities and for informing the development of the 5 year consolidated plan.

Please take the time to meet with us to share your feelings about how we are currently doing, what we are not doing and how we can be a better partner.

Tuesday June 18
Mark & Emily Turner Library
39 2nd Avenue
Presque Isle, ME

Tuesday June 25
Minsky Lecture Hall, Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME

Thursday June 27
City Council Chambers
270 Pleasant Street
Rockland, ME

Tuesday July 16
City Council Chambers
919 Main Street
Sanford, ME

Thursday July 18
Franklin Memorial Hospital, Bass Room
111 Franklin Health Commons
Farmington, ME

For more information contact:

Michael D. Baran

Special Projects Coordinator


(207) 624-5774 (Phone)


Deborah Johnson, Director

Office of Community Development

(207) 624-9817