March 8, 2018

Habitat for Humanity pitches affordable housing partnership with Falmouth

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland is proposing to partner with the town of Falmouth to build a 25-unit affordable housing development on 20 acres of municipally owned land.

The Forecaster reported that Falmouth councilors generally favored the concept. At the council's Feb. 26 meeting, Chairman Caleb Hemphill said the potential development "has considerable merit and is an innovative proposal."

Godfrey Wood, the executive director at Habitat, said the development would be energy-efficient and have "modest ownership costs." Wood said the goal is to build homes "within reach of middle-income families."

Habitat is building a similar, 13-lot subdivision on town-owned land in Scarborough. The organization previously built an eight-unit complex in Freeport.


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