LEWISTON — Community Concepts has received $793,800 to help 30 very-low and low-income families construct homes in rural areas across Maine.

The Mutual Self-Help Housing Program is giving the money to Community Concepts to help families build homes in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, and Oxford counties. 

“This important investment will help 30 low-income families across Maine build good, safe homes,” U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King in a joint statement. “Home-ownership has long been a hallmark of the American dream and this important investment will help some of the most vulnerable Mainers build their own homes and achieve that dream.”

The Mutual Self Help Housing Program provides grants to qualified organizations to help them carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low and low-income individuals and families as they construct homes in rural areas. The group members provide most of the construction labor on each other’s homes with technical assistance from the organization overseeing the project.

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