About Us

Mission
Raise public awareness and advance solutions that create and preserve affordable housing in Maine.

Overview
The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) is a membership organization representing public, private and non-profit groups. MAHC has more than 130 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.

MAHC commissions reports to inform the development and advocacy for safe, affordable housing in Maine. These reports include 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.

MAHC is Maine’s lead agency for 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. MAHC is also the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s state coalition partner in Maine.

Join MAHC and Become a Member
MAHC is supported by membership dues. Regularly scheduled membership meetings are held in varying locations around the state throughout the year. MAHC welcomes new members. The membership form and invoice for new and renewing members is available here: MAHC membership 2022-23. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact MAHC at info@mainehousingcoalition.org.

Staff:
Laura Mitchell, Executive Director

Board of Directors
MAHC is governed by a board of directors that meets regularly to set priorities and follow up on the coalition’s activities.
  • Amy Cullen, Chair
    Szanton Company
  • Jason Bird, Vice-Chair
    Penquis
  • Dave Beseda, Treasurer
    Consultant
  • Janice de Lima, Secretary
    Norway Savings Bank
  • Sherrin Vail
    Evernorth
  • Jeff Levine
    Levine Planning Strategies
  • Rich Hooks Wayman
    Volunteers of America Northern New England
  • Nate Howes
    Avesta Housing
  • Stacey Morrison
    Ganneston Construction
  • Amanda Olson
    Augusta Housing Authority
  • Laura Reading
    Developers Collaborative
  • Ben Walter
    CWS Architects
  • Drew Wing
    Zachau Construction