Gov. Janet Mills has joined the 'House America' national initiative, in order to combat homelessness in the state.

House America is a national program developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. Organizers are inviting state and municipal leaders to develop new plans for helping the homeless population in their states. Through the American Rescue Plan, participating states are being given huge grants and emergency housing vouchers to fund the new solutions.

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In Maine, Governor Mills has set a goal of finding housing for 1,000 households that are currently experiencing homelessness. In addition, she aims to create 500 new affordable housing units, statewide. Mills says the money will also help support resources and services that are already in place.

As you may know, there is a sign at the Maine State border that reads "Welcome Home." It's there so that every person who comes to our state for the first time or the thousandth time knows that they can find a home here.

Maine now has housing navigators who will work to connect homeless individuals and families to housing, assist those individuals with completing rental applications and provide support services that promote successful landlord-tenant relationships.

Nationally, the COVID-19 pandemic has created greater urgency in addressing the situation, given the heightened risk factors associated with homelessness. At the same time, re-housing efforts have been slowed by capacity guidelines and impacts on rental vacancies across the country.

Skinny New England Home Built Out of Spite is For Sale for $1.2M

As the story goes according to Boston Magazine, the home was said to have been built by a man in 1890 on a plot of land that was left by his father to him and his brother. Well, this guy had been off fighting in the Civil War, and once he returned he discovered that his brother had gone ahead and built a big house on that land.

Then, out of pure spite he built the skinny spite house on the remaining plot between his brother's house and another building to block sunlight and harbor views from his brother.

Take A Look Inside The Least Expensive Home For Sale In Maine

Take a peek inside and out of this very slammin' and radical property, and if you find it to be totally off the hook, then hook up with the realtor for the lowdown.

$3.5 Million Bar Harbor Estate For Sale Includes An Amazing Pool

The stuff that dreams are made of!

Wow, look at this huge solar-heated saltwater swimming pool, which is part of this $3.5 million dollar estate for sale located on the shore of Salsbury Cove in Bar Harbor. There's certainly enough room in it for all of your family and friends, and then some! Just imagine the pool parties that you could hold here. Where's that volleyball?

The property built in 2009 is located at 65 Shore Acres Road and consists of the main house and a couple of really nice seasonal guesthouses on 2.64 acres right on the shore. All total we're talking 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and a total of 5,826 square feet. Pretty amazing, and that's what your guests are sure to say when they stop by to visit or to spend a few fun-filled and relaxing days by the ocean in Bar Harbor.

The property is listed for sale by Jamie O'Keefe on

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