Housing Division | 389 Congress Street | Room 312 | Portland, Maine 04101 | 207-874-8246


Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Home Buyer/Landlord Education
Maine State Housing Authority
Neighborhood Associations
Opportunity Alliance
Peoples Regional Opportunity Program (PROP)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Owner-Occupied Housing Rehab
Multi-Family Rehab Housing
Emergency Loan Program
New Construction
Section 8/Rental Assistance
Emergency Assistance
Mold Basics
Energy Disclosures
Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Services
Housing & Community Development Committee
Housing Investment Policy

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium, a partnership between the City of Portland and the Communities of Cumberland County offer housing programs to:

Our focus is providing decent, safe and affordable housing for low and moderate income residents of Cumberland County.

A wide range of people benefit from these services, including senior citizens who need new furnaces and other repairs to remain in their homes; the single mom purchasing her first home; the family just starting out in need of an affordable apartment to rent; and the handicapped individual in need of an affordable and accessible home.

For further information on these programs visit our offices in Room 313 of City Hall or call 874-8698.

Section 8 / Rental Assistance

For information concerning Section 8/Rental assistance vouchers, please contact the Portland Housing Authority at 207-773-4753 or www.porthouse.org.

Emergency Assistance

If you are a Portland resident who needs assistance for basic needs such as rent, food, medication, fuel, utilities, and other essential services, please contact the City’s General Assistance office at 207-775-7911 or http://www.portlandmaine.gov/hhs/ssgap.asp