MaineHousing offers many programs to help with your home improvement needs by providing grants or low cost loans for health and safety related repairs and improvements ― repair or replace failed wells, make heating, electrical, or structural repairs and improve accessibility. MaineHousing also offers programs to make your home lead safe, or fund repairs if your home has been damaged in a declared natural disaster.


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    Home Repair
    MaineHousing's Home Repair Program provides help to low-income homeowners who cannot afford necessary home repairs.

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    Arsenic Abatement Program
    MaineHousing’s Arsenic Abatement Program provides grants to eligible single-family homeowners and landlords with private well water that shows evidence of high levels of arsenic contamination.

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    Disaster Assistance Loan Programs
    The Disaster Assistance Loan Programs offers low-interest rate home repair loans and home replacement mortgages to homeowners whose homes are damaged or destroyed in a declared natural disaster.

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    Lead Hazard Control Program
    MaineHousing’s Lead Hazard Control Program provides 0% deferred, forgivable loans  to make lower-income homes lead safe. Making homes lead safe may involve paint removal or stabilization. It may also involve  window and door replacements. The entire amount of the loan is forgiven after 5 years, provided that the property isn’t refinanced or sold during that time, and in the case of rental property, that the units are kept affordable.

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    MaineHousing’s Weatherization Program provides grants to low-income homeowners and renters to reduce energy costs by improving home energy efficiency. MaineHousing offers this program to consumers through Community Action Program agencies, who screen people for eligibility as part of the LIHEAP application process.

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    Central Heating Improvement Program
    MaineHousing’s Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP) provides grants to repair or replace central heating systems that serve low-income households.


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