About Us

The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) is a diverse coalition of more than 120 private and public sector organizations, including developers, architects, engineers, builders, investors, Community Action agencies, public housing authorities, housing and service providers, advocates and others committed to ensuring that all Mainers are adequately and affordably housed. The group was formed initially as the Southern Maine Affordable Rental Housing Coalition in 2000, but since that time has extended its membership and activities to other areas of the state.

MAHC has commissioned numerous reports, including an analysis of the housing needs of Maine’s older population, a comprehensive assessment of housing affordability in Maine, the effectiveness of the Housing Choice Voucher Program in Maine communities, the economic impacts of developing affordable housing, and the governance structure of Maine State Housing Authority, and has also convened several public forums on the affordable housing crisis. We also serve as Maine’s lead agency to the New England Housing Network, a coalition of housing and community development organizations joined together to provide a regional response to changes in federal housing and community development programs, and as the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s state coalition partner in Maine.

MAHC is a dues-paying membership organization that generally meets on the first Tuesday of every other month in varying locations around the state, and is governed by a board of directors that meets regularly to set priorities and follow up on the coalition’s activities. To view membership information and a downloadable membership form, please click here.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Deb Keller, Chair, Bath Housing

Liza Fleming-Ives, Vice-Chair, Genesis Community Loan Fund 

Bill Shanahan, Secretary/Treasurer, Northern New England Housing Investment Fund

David Beseda, York County Shelter Programs

Jason Bird, Penquis

Kevin Bunker, Developers Collaborative

Amy Cullen, Szanton Company

Janice de Lima, Norway Savings Bank

Lisa Magnacca, Drummond Woodsum

Stacey Morrison, Ganneston Construction

Rip Patten, Credere Associates

Rick Whiting, Auburn Housing Authority

 

Staff

 Greg Payne, Director 

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