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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Governor Mills Announces $50 Million Homeowner Assistance Program

Newsflash 2022

Governor Janet Mills, U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representative Chellie Pingree announced on Thursday, May 5 a $50 million Homeowner Assistance Fund through the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection to provide direct relief to Maine homeowners at r...

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City News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Forum to Discuss Proposed Public Restroom

News Update

The City of Portland, Portland Downtown, and the Portland Society of Architecture are hosting a forum to present and gain public feedback on the proposed locations for three new public restrooms in downtown Portland. The forum will be held via Zoom on Tue...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: April 21, 2022

S&P Updates Credit Rating for Portland to AAA

Newsflash 2022

The City received exceptional news from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings ("S&P") over the weekend.  The S&P raised its credit rating on all of Portland, Maine's general obligation debt up to 'AAA' from 'AA+'.  This ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 29, 2022

City Breaks Ground on New Homeless Services Center

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland joined today with its partners and community members to break ground on the new Homeless Services Center (HSC) located at 654 Riverside Street. The HSC will provide 208-beds in a modern facility that will transform the way in which th...

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

City to Break Ground on New Homeless Services Center

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland will join with its partners and community members on Tuesday, March 29 at 11:00 AM at 654 Riverside Street to break ground on the new Homeless Services Center (HSC). The HSC will transform the way in which the City and its partners pr...

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City News
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Portland Joins National Effort To Advance Health And Equity Through Housing Policy

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is pleased to announce its selection to a nationally-funded initiative for small and midsize cities to develop innovative, equitable local housing solutions. The Housing Solutions Lab Peer Cities Network will advance evidence-based so...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 22, 2022

March 21, 2022 Portland City Council Recap

Council News

During its March 21, 2022 meeting, the City Council acted upon the following items: 

BUSINESS LICENSES 

  • The Council unanimously approved seven business licenses. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

  • Order 152-21/22 Approving the ...
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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Launches New Microenterprise Grant Program

Newsflash 2022

The City of Portland is excited to announce the launch of a new Microenterprise grant program aimed at supporting businesses, existing and new, that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic.  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Recommendations for FY23 CDBG Allocations

Newsflash 2022

 Interim City Manager Danielle West has released recommendations to the City Council for FY23 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding the CDBG funding, with a final vote ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: March 9, 2022

City Launches Sustainability Initiative Electrify Everything

Newsflash 2022

In an effort to reduce Portland’s collective carbon footprint and minimize energy costs for residents, the City of Portland is pleased to announce the launch of Electrify Everything! —a new program that provides residents with exclusive discounts on solar...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Cumberland County HOME Consortium Launches Fair Housing Study

Newsflash 2022

The Cumberland County HOME Consortium (CCHC) is launching an analysis of fair housing issues in the greater Portland region, beginning this month. This analysis will help identify current impediments to fair housing choice in the private and public housin...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 31, 2022

City & County Soliciting Feedback on Community Housing Needs

News Update

On Tuesday, February 8, at 6:00 PM, the City of Portland and Cumberland County will co-host a public meeting to collect public feedback on reducing homelessness and increasing housing stability.

Cumberland County and the City of Portland have been awarded ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

portland news

The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacancies are listed below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline to apply is Friday, Febr...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Portland Announces New Child Care Business Grants

portland news

The City of Portland launches a new child care grant program today with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The primary objective of the new program, Portland Growing Child Care Grant Program (PGCC), is to increase the number of child care ...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Portand has been named a top convention destination for 2017 for events of 1000 or less attendees.

MeetingSource.com Announces List of Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017

One hundred and seventy-six convention cities were scored and ranked for five primary convention site selection factors:  Affordability; Ease of Access; Safety; Walk-abi...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: May 14, 2021

May 18 Meeting to Discuss Recommendation for Homeless Services Center Developer & Land Swap with DOT

COUNCIL NEWS

The Council’s Housing & Economic Development Committee (HEDC) will discuss City staff’s recommendation for a developer to create a new Homeless Services Center (HSC) as well as a proposed land swap exchange with MaineDOT during its May 18 meeting.&...

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Housing & Economic Development
Posted on: December 17, 2021

City Releases Land Use Code Evaluation

ReCode Portland

The City of Portland has released a detailed review of the City’s land use code as part of ReCode Portland. The review and recommendations, contained within a Land Use Code Evaluation, are based on the goals and vision of the city’s comp...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Council Passes Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places

Newsflash 2022

At the January 3, 2022 City Council meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to implement a mask mandate ordinance for the city of Portland. People (ages 2+) must wear masks when inside public places in Portland as of Wednesday, January 5. Businesses t...

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