The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC) is a diverse coalition of 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. 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
Liza Fleming-Ives, Vice-Chair, Genesis Community Loan Fund
Bill Shanahan, Secretary/Treasurer, Northern New England Housing Investment Fund
David Beseda, Consultant
Jason Bird, Penquis
Kevin Bunker, Developers Collaborative
Amy Cullen, Maine Workforce Housing LLC
Janice de Lima, Norway Savings Bank
Lisa Magnacca, Drummond Woodsum
Stacey Morrison, Ganneston Construction
Ben Walter, CWS Architects
Rick Whiting, Auburn Housing Authority