Maine State Housing Getting More Bang For Their Buck 

Some good news out of the Maine State Housing Authority Tuesday.Six new low income housing projects being built next year will cost taxpayers less than those completed this year.The savings will give Maine State Housing more than $70,000 more to work with next year. That means nearly 150 new units will either be built or renovated providing affordable housing to more low income Mainers.Most of those units will be located in central or southern Maine. “So I look at good government as how do you help the most number of people and use the least amount of taxpayer dollars. And this is a great example of that,” said outgoing state treasurer and Maine State Housing Board Member Bruce Poliquin.Maine State Housing officials say the demand for low income housing is still high and they’re trying to do more to meet that need.