Two housing issues in Maine – sprawl and the “Not In MY Back Yard” (NIMBY) attitude – can contribute to the cost of housing. MaineHousing programs and policies address both of these housing problems.
MaineHousing has promoted programs that discourage sprawl, such as encouraging the rehabilitation of existing downtown properties into housing, or promoting development of rental housing that is within municipal areas and can tie to existing water and sewer lines. MaineHousing has encouraged subdivisions using the Great American Neighborhood concept, where homes are located closer together, sidewalks link the neighborhood, and land is set aside as a common area.
NIMBY Ad Campaign
These ads can be used to combat NIMBY attitudes in your community. Click below to see each of these ads in detail.
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