Community Aging In Place

With the belief that safe, stable housing is critical to the health and wellness of a community, ManeHousing’s Community Aging in Place Grant began in 2017 to support the replication of Bath Housing’s aging in place initiative. The inaugural funding year provided support for five Public Housing Authorities (PHA) and expanded to six PHAs in 2018. Now in its seventh year the program has expanded to 15 partner agencies, eight PHAs and four Community Action Agencies and three Habitat for Humanity Agencies.

The program concept, modeled after Bath Housing’s Comfortably Home program was originally established in 2015 and based on the evidenced based CAPABLE program from Johns Hopkins University. The Community Aging in Place Grant Program offers no-cost home safety checks, minor maintenance repairs, and accessibility modifications to eligible low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. These services enable recipients to continue living safely and comfortably at home.

This program created a progressive solution for aging homeowners by establishing a model to address the housing and wellness issues of a growing segment of Maine residents.

Examples of scope of work:

Accessibility Modifications

  • Grab bars and handrails
  • Shower wand
  • Shower seat
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Drawer pulls
  • Doorbell
  • Lighting
  • Kitchen faucet

Minor Repairs

  • Winterizing
  • Flooring repairs
  • Storm door installation
  • Gutter work
  • Steps/existing ramps
  • Minor plumbing and electrical
  • Build shelf
  • Adjust cabinet height

Safety Checks

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Dryer vents
  • Refrigerator coils
  • Light bulbs
  • Furnace filters


You may be eligible for services from the Community Aging in Place Grant if:

  • Are age 55+ or have a disability
  • Own your home or live in a home owned by a family member
  • Annual household income limits are 100% of area median income (AMI)
  • Live within the service area of our partners


To apply contact the partner agency that serves your area.

Partner Agency

Program Name

Area Covered


Aroostook County Community Action
771 Main St
PO Box 1116
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Community Aging in Place

Aroostook County

(207) 554-4153

Bath Housing
80 Congress Avenue
Bath, ME 04530

Comfortably Home

Sagadahoc County, Brunswick and West Bath

(207) 443-3316

Community Concepts
240 Bates St
Lewiston, ME 04240

Community Aging In Place

Androscoggin, Oxford & Cumberland Counties

(207) 739-6560

Fort Fairfield Housing Authority
18 Fields Lane
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

Home Modifications For Seniors

Aroostook County

(207) 476-5771

Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers
126 Main St
Topsham, ME 04086

Community Aging in Place

Brunswick & Harpswell, Lincoln & Sagadahoc Counties

(207) 504-9334

Habitat for Humanity Greater Portland
659 Warren Ave.
Portland, ME 04103

Community Aging in Place

Cumberland County except Brunswick and Harpswell

(207) 772-2151

Habitat for Humanity York County
4 Industrial Drive
PO Box 267
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Community Aging in Place

York County

(207) 985-4850

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program
101 Water Street
Waterville, ME 04901

Community Aging in Place

Somerset and Kennebec Counties

(207) 859-1500

Lewiston Housing Authority
1 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Community Aging in Place

Androscoggin County

(207) 783-1423

Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth Housing Authority
80 Mount Desert Street
PO Box 28
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Comfortably Home

Hancock County

(207) 288-4770

Penquis Community Action Program
26 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Community Aging in Place

Penobscot County
Piscataquis County
Knox County

(207) 973-3500

South Portland Housing Authority
100 Waterman Drive #101
South Portland, ME 04106

Home Modifications For Seniors

South Portland

(207) 773-4140

The Housing Authority of the City of Old Town
358 Maine Street
PO Box 404
Old Town, ME 04468

Comfortably Home

Old Town, Alton, Argyle UT, Bangor, Brewer, Clifton, Eddington, Glenburn, Greenbush, Holden, Hudson, Milford, Orono, Orrington, Veazie

(207) 827-6151

Western Maine Community Action
20a Church Street
PO Box 200
East Wilton, ME 04234

Keeping Seniors Home

Franklin County

(207) 645-3764

York County Community Action Corp.
6 Spruce Street
PO Box 72
Sanford, ME 04073

Community Aging in Place

York County

(207) 324-5762



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