Paving a Path Toward Homeownership in Maine
Article about the work of Amy Smith, founder of Healthy Homeworks, a nonprofit organization in Lewiston which aims to help low-income residents, many of them immigrants, learn how to purchase, finance, and renovate homes. Describes the genesis of the project, and Smith's goal of a low- to no-barrier program that will interrupt gentrification and help end the affordable housing crisis in Maine. Details programs like Renter 2 Owner, which teaches participants skills such as how to navigate the housing market and how to repair and maintain a home. Discusses how the process of refurbishing old buildings and making them available to low-income owners can support an entire community.
Epstein, Ivy, "Paving a Path Toward Homeownership in Maine" (2022). Maine News Index – Amjambo Africa!. 29.