Friday, February 28, 2020
Greater Portland Community Land Trust (GPCLT) Board members Greg Plimpton, Tim Wells and Scott Vonnegut met with the Director and staff of Maine State Housing Authority (MaineHousing) along with representatives from eight other Community Land Trusts (CLTs) to ask for MaineHousing’s financial support of CLTs in the state. Various forms of support that were discussed included providing mortgages and financing for energy upgrades to owners in community land trust projects. The Coalition asked that CLTs be included in the MaineHousing 5-year Consolidated Housing Plan and allow CLTs to apply for HOME funds for homeownership projects. MaineHousing Director Dan Brennan said that he looks forward to working together with Community Land Trusts to create affordable housing in the State of Maine.