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Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Receives Additional $150,000 in CDBG Funds

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City Manager Jon Jennings is pleased to announce that the City received $150,457 in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funding than it expected for FY19. Per Council action from April 18, the City is increasing the following items...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2018

City Announces $33,000 Contribution to Housing Trust Fund from Short-Term Rental Registrations

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it will be contributing almost $33,000 to the Housing Trust Fund from short-term rental registration fees. The Housing Trust Fund is used to fund affordable housing projects throughout the city. This is the...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 3, 2018

National Community Development Week

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This year marks the 44th anniversary of the CDBG program. The CDBG program provides grants to over 1,200 state and local governments, including Portland, to create neighborhood approaches that improve the physical, economic and social conditions in commun...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2018

City Releases Federal HOME Funds for New, Affordable Rental Housing Projects

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On Friday, March 30, 2018, the City of Portland released the annual HOME Affordable Housing Development Application. These funds are targeted for projects that will create new, affordable rental housing. Development projects should create rental housing u...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity Available in Portland's West End

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The new OneJoy development located at One Joy Place in the West End offers the City's first affordable housing inclusionary development unit for homeownership. OneJoy is a 12 unit one-bedroom complex and unit 1A has been designated for sale as a workforce...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2018

City Manager Releases Recommendations for FY19 CDBG Allocations

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City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendation to the City Council for FY19 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today. More information is available on the City's CDBG webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding t...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 13, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Recommendation Letter to City Manager

The CDBG Allocation Committee's letter to the City Manager has been finalized and now available. The recommendation letter provides an overview about the Committee's review process, scores, and recommendations. Please see the following link to view the do...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Two Upcoming Listening Sessions for Munjoy Hill Related to Zoning & Land Use

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 The City of Portland and City Councilor Belinda Ray announce two listening sessions to be held as part of the evaluation of zoning and land use tools on Munjoy Hill.

“These listening sessions will provide an opportunity for elected officials and ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: February 8, 2018

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee Scores Posted

The CDBG Allocation Committee has finalized their CDBG Program Year 2018-19  funding recommendations. Please visit the link below to view the Committee's scores of applications that indicate their recommended funding levels.On February 13th, the ...

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http://portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/19803 Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Proposed Housing Policy Initiatives - Public Feedback Requested!

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The Housing Committee would like your feedback on the list of potential housing policy initiatives outlined in the 2017 Housing Report. These initiatives culminated from ideas gathered in 2016 from four public input meetings which led to more than 135 pol...

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Housing Committee Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22-28, 2017

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To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the City of Portland Public Health Division, along with the state and federal CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is partici...

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Lead Safe Housing Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Short-Term Rental Registration Process Begins October 16

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The City of Portland is ready to begin the registration process for short-term rentals on Monday, October 16. Current operators of all short-term rentals can come and register beginning on the 16th. All island, owner-occupied, and tenant-occupied units an...

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Short-Term Rental Registration Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Council’s Housing Committee to Discuss Potential New Policy Tools at September 26 Meeting

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The City Council’s Housing Committee will hear a presentation from staff at its Tuesday, September 26 meeting regarding new housing policy tools to help address affordability of the housing market and housing policy in general. The package being proposed ...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2017

CDBG Funding Process for Portland Non-Profits Begins October 2

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The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to help non-profit organizations start or expand innovative and creative programs that serve the needs of low-income Portland residents. CDBG applications for the next fiscal year of...

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Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Effort Underway to Encourage Housing for Portland Workers

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Following the recent City Council approval of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan, there is an effort to address a key concern raised by many: producing housing that average Portland residents and workers can afford. City staff is working with the Planning ...

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Division 30 Information Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Portland Celebrates Community Development Week April 17-22 with Series of Site Tours

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In celebration of National Community Development Week April 17 - 22, 2017, the City of Portland and its partner organizations invite the media and public to attend a series of site tours around Portland. The tours will offer an inside look into the partne...

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Community Development Block Grant Program Housing and Community Development Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2014

Sagamore Village Playground Ribbon-Cutting

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Mark Adelson from Portland Housing, Robert Clark from the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, Councilor Ed Suslovic and Housing and Community Development staff Mary Davis and Amy Grommes Pulaski were on hand to celebrate with the residents of Sagamore...Read on...

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