Tedford Housing provides shelter, housing and services to those in need. For contact information: http://tedfordhousing.org/
The 2-1-1 Maine Resource Directory includes program and service information as well intake procedures, eligibility requirements, and other vital information. To access the Directory go to: http://www.211maine.org/about.asp. To speak to a 2-1-1 Operator any time any day, simply dial 2-1-1.
Homeless shelters in Maine
For a comprehensive listing of the homeless shelters in Maine go to: http://www.maine.gov/education/homeless_ed/shelters.htm
General Assistance (GA) is a program run by every town to help residents with emergency needs. In an emergency, you can apply by phone. For more information about the General Assistance Program go to: http://www.ptla.org/ga.htm
Emergency Food Assistance
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program offers food assistance to individuals and families. For more information: http://www.mchpp.org/
Food pantries in Maine
To locate food pantries across the State of Maine go to: http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/co/tefap/countysearch.html
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides money to help low-income homeowners and renters pay for heating costs. For more information, including contact info, go to: http://www.mainehousing.org/PROGRAMSLiheap.aspx?ProgramID=37
Low Income Assistance Plan at Maine Housing
If you receive residential electric service from an electric utility and you are not living in government subsidized housing, you may be eligible for assistance with your electric bills from your electric utility’s Low Income Assistance Plan at Maine Housing. For information: Low Income Assistance Plan (LIAP).
Appliance Replacement Program at Maine Housing
If you pay your own electric bill, you may be eligible for a new, energy-efficient refrigerator from MaineHousing’s Appliance Replacement Program. For information: Appliance Replacement Program.
Central Heating Improvement Program at Maine Housing
If your heating system is in need of repair or replacement, you may qualify for the Central Heating Improvement Program at Maine Housing. For information: Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP).
Volunteer with the Midcoast CA$H coalition and help individuals and families earning under $53,000 get the most of their hard-earned paychecks through free tax preparation and financial asset coaching. Plus you’ll gain some marketable skills, including…
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The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation offers a comprehensive library of information about the Affordable Care Act, including and easy-to-use subsidy calculator. The tool estimates the health insurance premiums and subsidies for “people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Beginning in October 2013, middle-income people under age 65, who are not eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can apply for tax credit subsidies available through state-based exchanges.”
Housing Authorities provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Locally there are two Housing Authorities: the Bath Housing Authority and the Brunswick Housing Authority.
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Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund “Circuit Breaker” Program
Maine’s Circuit Breaker program allows eligible Maine residents to receive a partial refund of property taxes and/or rent paid on their primary residence. For more information click here.