Raise public awareness and advance solutions that create and preserve affordable housing in Maine.
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.
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. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact MAHC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Jason Bird, Vice-Chair
- Bill Shanahan, Treasurer
Northern New England Housing Investment Fund
- Janice de Lima, Secretary
Norway Savings Bank
- David Beseda
- Liza Fleming-Ives
Genesis Community Loan Fund
- Rich Hooks Wayman
Volunteers of America Northern New England
- Lisa Magnacca
- Stacey Morrison
- Amanda Olson
Augusta Housing Authority
- Laura Reading
- Ben Walter
- Drew Wing