Maine Families

Housing & Home Repair

Downeast Community Partners (formerly WHCA): 1-800-828-7544
Section 8 vouchers; weatherization assistance, home repairs, heating system repair, tank and pipe repair or replacement, utility pole connection help, and more. (please note: many of these services require that you have a current LIHEAP application on file with DCP).

Financial Coaching & Advice (DCP): 598-5657
Help with financial issues such as debt help and avoiding foreclosure. Services are free to anyone in Washington County regardless of income. This program is available through Downeast Community Partners. Call or email:

Homeless & Shelter Resources click here

Maine Foreclosure Prevention Hotline: 1-888-664-2569
Counseling and assistance if you are facing foreclosure.

Maine Sea Coast Mission, Downeast Campus: 1-866-207-4010
Home repair and weatherization help

Maine State Housing Authority: 1-800-452-4668
A complete list of affordable and subsidized housing for Washington County.  The list has contact information and links to websites, and for many of the property companies you can fill out their applications and apply right online

Maine Veterans’ Project: 1-415-553-0523
MVP assists veterans with emergency home repairs, VA processes & paperwork and many other services

Mano En Mano Housing: 546-3006
Provides migrant workers who want to settle in Milbridge with affordable housing. The program operates a complex that houses up to 6 families

Neighbor4Neighbor Fund (Mini Grants for Seniors): 667-7171
Mini grants provide funds for wheelchair ramps or handrails, medical equipment (including eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dentures) and support services that can assist seniors (65 years and up) to maintain quality of life and remain independent in their homes. Email:

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: 299-5706
Based out of East Machias, this program organizes volunteers to provide essential services to the homes of folks in need of help. The services include roof repairs, wheelchair ramps, decks, painting and other repairs. They accept projects from the Columbia/Jonesport area up to the Eastport area.  Click here to fill out an online application. Email:

Next Step DV Project – Transitional Housing: 1-800-315-5579
Transitional housing available for families in need who have left an abusive situation and are involved in Next Step’s programs.  Families can stay up to two years in transitional housing

USDA Rural Development: 764-4157
Home repairs; loans, grants; home ownership assistance

Veteran Housing: 610-5955 / 598-5648
Apartment rentals for veterans. Brand new unfurnished one bedroom units, located in Milbridge; Walking distance to downtown stores, restaurants, banks, churches. All utilities included. Parking, washer/dryer in units. Handicapped accessible. For more information contact DCP at the numbers listed above.

Veteran Support Services: 1-800-877-5709
Support for veterans at risk of homelessness, including help with rent, security deposits, utilities…


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