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Community Land Trusts Are Providing Affordable Housing To Working Mainers

KENNEBUNKPORT- Maine is in dire need of affordable housing, particularly in some of the state's more affluent communities. One approach to meeting that demand is the community land trust, which lowers the costs of houses by leasing the land beneath it to the homeowners.

 

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Families thrilled to be picked for affordable houses in Kennebunkport

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Tanya Alsberg and Jennifer Armstrong stood at the edge of a large, square hole filled with gravel and pointed across the way. "The bedroom's there," Alsberg said. "The kitchen's there." Referring to the space immediately before them, they identified their knitting room – an important space, given that both have a business, JAK Designs, an art gallery and knitwear shop, in Dock Square a couple of miles away.

 

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Affordable living in Kennebunkport: First homeowners moving into Heritage Woods

KENNEBUNKPORT- Members of the Kennebunkport Heritage Housing Trust will hand over the keys Friday, July 30, to the new owners of the home the organization built on Tiger Lily Way in its mission to provide affordable housing in the community.

 

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Welcome home: Applications for Kennebunkport affordable homes open Jan. 1.

KENNEBUNKPORT – Looking to live in Kennebunkport? Perhaps you were raised in the community or work here, and have looked in vain for a home you can afford. Perhaps your kids attend Consolidated School. Perhaps you want to return to the area after living away and raise your family in Kennebunkport – if you could just find a home with a price tag that works with your income.

 

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Buyers sought for 6 affordable homes in Kennebunkport

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — The Housing Trust is seeking eligible households for its first neighborhood, Heritage Woods, in Kennebunkport.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning Jan. 1, 2021 and must be received by Jan. 22, 2021.   

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Kennebunkport Housing Trust on way to meeting $150K fundraising goal

KENNEBUNKPORT - Now that Kennebunkport Heritage Housing Trust has received final approval for the Heritage Woods subdivision from the Kennebunkport Planning Board, KHHT is moving forward to reach its fundraising goal to support its first neighborhood.

The first homes in the Heritage Woods community will be constructed next summer with the  final homes in place by fall of 2021....

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Movers and Shakers: Kennebunkport Heritage Housing Trust making home ownership affordable

KENNEBUNKPORT - The Kennebunkport Heritage Housing Trust formed in 2018 with one mission in mind: build 25 affordable homes in town by the year 2025.

 

The project is intended to attract young families to the community and boost enrollment at the local elementary school, increase the town’s year-round population, address values of homes that are higher than the county average, and provide a large part of the local workforce that lives out of town with affordable options here in the community they serve...

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Heritage Housing Trust hosting fundraiser for affordable-housing project

KENNEBUNKPORT - Heritage Housing Trust is offering a night of live entertainment and dancing at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 7, to raise funds towards its ongoing mission to build 25 permanently affordable and year-round homes in Kennebunkport by the year 2025...

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Kennebunkport trust offers new approach to adding workforce housing

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Many well-heeled Seacoast communities are grappling with ways to encourage economic diversity among residents...

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Heritage Housing Trust works on affordable housing effort in Kennebunkport

KENNEBUNKPORT (WGME)-- The town of Kennebunkport and the Kennebunkport Heritage Housing Trust are working together to build a handful of affordable homes at an old ice rink location...

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