The Maine Affordable Housing Coalition advocates for policies at the state and federal level which will better meet the critical housing needs of Maine people. For more information about our State and Federal policy priorities contact MAHC or review below.




  • Advocate for New Housing Infrastructure Resources to grow Maine’s supply of safe, affordable homes.
  •  Increase Rental Assistance Resources and Protect Low-Income Renters by increasing appropriations for rental assistance programs, adequately funding program administration and protecting vulnerable renter households from harmful program changes.
  • Preserve Federally Assisted Housing Stock by engaging with members of Congress and federal officials to promote healthy housing and to preserve housing units, including those funded through HUD and USDA Rural Development programs.

Examples of MAHC advocacy include:

  • 2022 Maine Legislative Session Summary  The work of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition this legislative session was marked with some major victories that will pave the way for more affordable housing for all Maine families. The power of the coalition was shown with a couple major victories:

    Our top priority bill, LD2003 sponsored by Speaker Fecteau, was the product of the Commission to Increase Housing Opportunities by Studying Zoning and Land Use Restrictions. Our outreach led to hours of testimony and hundreds of emails being generated to lawmakers in Maine. Despite efforts by the Maine Municipal Association to block passage, the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition worked with a diverse coalition that ultimately led to the passage of an amended bill that will allow for ADUs in all Maine towns, allow for up to four units on a single family lot, create density bonuses, and will create support for towns and municipalities with zoning and use ordinances to promote more housing development.

    In the first session, LD201 introduced by Senator Nate Libby, was passed by committee and both chambers but ultimately ended on the appropriations table going into the second session. The bill was critical for development, as it extended the historic tax credit to 2030. With MAHC’s support, the bill was moved off the table and gained unanimous support from the legislature in the final days of the legislative session. Governor Mills signed both bills into law on April 27, 2022.
    2022 Legislative Round Up

  • Maine Senior Housing Bond
  • Green Affordable Housing Bond, representing the largest single state investment in affordable housing in Maine history. For more information about the bond, please click here.
  • And many more…