At the renovated Hodgkins School Apartments in Augusta, Governor Janet Mills today, April 27, signed two bills to address Maine’s housing shortage.
The bills, LD 2003 “An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Increase Housing Opportunities in Maine by Studying Zoning and Land Use Restrictions” and LD 201 “An Act To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Promote Weatherization in the Buildings Sector by Extending the Sunset Date for the Historic Property Rehabilitation Tax Credit” will expand the availability of affordable housing in Maine.
Governor Janet Mills said:
The goal of ensuring that Maine people have a safe place to rest their head at night, a place where they can take care of their family, get ready for work and live with dignity and comfort is at the heart of my Administration. I am proud to sign these bills into law and to continue the progress we have made addressing Maine’s housing shortage. I hope these laws will allow us to say to thousands more Mainers, ‘Welcome Home.’
In partnership with the State Legislature, Governor Mills enacted legislation last session to create a local zoning and land use commission to explore how we can responsibly develop more single-family and multifamily affordable housing.