Creating pathways to attainable homeownership

We envision a vibrant downtown Lewiston, Maine, where proud homeowners are committed to stewardship of their neighborhoods and are building generational financial stability.

What we do:

  • Educate aspiring homeowners who currently rent in downtown Lewiston, where the current rate of homeownership stands at 4%.
  • Mentor graduates and help them navigate the programs, resources, and relationships critical to a successful homeownership journey.
  • Create an inventory of attainable starter homes so that households with incomes of $50,000-$80,000 have the opportunity to become homeowners.

What we believe:

  • Communities thrive when the people who live and work there are emotionally and financially invested in their neighborhoods.

  • Collaboration and iteration lead to creative, practical, long-term and replicable solutions.

  • Treating all stakeholders with dignity and respect builds trusting relationships.

  • Delivering on our promises has made us a valued partner throughout our diverse community.

Why Lewiston?

Maine’s second-largest and youngest city, Lewiston is brimming with energy, talent, and community pride. Young families fill its downtown, which is home to the highest density of children under 5 in the state.

It’s also home to some of Maine’s most dangerously deteriorated housing, which threatens the health of its community.

Investing in Lewiston means keeping Maine’s families healthy, safe, and ready to build the future of Maine.

“Healthy Homeworks identifies innovative solutions to the challenges our neighborhoods face while building the skills and opportunities of their neighbors. We are thrilled to partner with them to build a stronger Lewiston.”

– Misty Parker

Assistant Director, Economic & Community Development, City of Lewiston

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