Housing Navigator Program

The Housing Navigator Program is a one-year program funded through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) Program, authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. 

The navigators for this program work with families experiencing or at risk of homelessness to find and maintain housing. This program supports housing navigation services, recognized as a best practice by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Navigation involves helping a household that is experiencing or at risk of homelessness develop a housing stability plan, address the barriers identified during the plan, and acquire documentation and complete forms required for housing. It also involves a housing search, which includes attending property owner meetings, setting appointments, and assisting with paperwork related to housing applications. Navigation also includes tasks associated with securing and maintaining housing as well as follow up check-ins to address barriers to housing stability.

The three major components of the Housing Navigator Pilot Program are:

  • Landlord engagement
  • Pre-tenancy assistance to families
  • Housing stability services



Navigators will work with households experiencing or at risk of homelessness in obtaining housing, and assist them in maintaining stable housing following lease up.  


For more information on the Housing Navigator Pilot Program please use the contact list below. 


Partner Agency


Coverage Area

Aroostook County Community Action
771 Main Street
Presque Isle ME 04769

(207) 764-3721

Aroostook County

Presque Isle Housing Authority
58 Birch Street
Presque Isle ME 04769

(207) 768-8231

Aroostook County

Immigrant Resource Center of Maine
1220 Lisbon Street
Lewiston ME 04240

(207) 753-0061

Androscoggin, Kennebec 
and, Somerset Counties

City of Brunswick

Lewiston Housing Authority
23 Spofford Street
Lewiston ME 04240

(207) 783-3409

Androscoggin County

175 Lancaster Street
Portland ME 04101

(207) 797-7890

Androscoggin and
Cumberland Counties

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

(207) 773-4140

Cumberland County

Penquis Community Action Program
262 Harlow Street
Bangor ME 04401

(207) 973-3500

Penobscot, Piscataquis,
Knox and Waldo Counties

Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness
157 Park Street, Ste 5
Bangor ME 04401

(207) 992-0411

Penobscot and Aroostook Counties
and Downeast

Quality Housing Coalition
188 State Street, Suite 402
Portland ME 04101

(207) 831-2824

York County

York Community Service Association & Fair Tide
Fair Tide
15 State Road
Kittery ME 03904

(207) 439-6376

York County

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