Cumberland County recommits Community Block Grant funds for Critical Home Repair Program

We are pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland is the recipient of Cumberland County Community Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the Critical Home Repair program.

What is CDBG funding? The CDBG program is a federal program run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD distributes funds to local governments to who then hold a competitive award process for funding. These funds are used to support community development activities that build stronger and more resilient communities. These activities can include but aren’t limited to infrastructure improvements, economic development projects, public facilities, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, and so much more!

What does Habitat use them for? In Greater Portland, we use these funds to substantially fund our Critical Home Repair projects throughout Cumberland County, excluding Portland (they have their own CDBG funding). CDBG funding covers labor and materials used when our team completes projects like roof repair or replacement, rot repair, accessibility repairs, and system repairs to heating or water.

We are so grateful to Cumberland County for being supporters of the Critical Home Repair program.