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8/29/2018 - Housing Work Group Commences Public Meetings September 12 at Bangor City Hall

For Immediate Release

August 29, 2018

 

Contact: Tanya Emery, Director of Community and Economic Development

207-992-4280

tanya.emery@bangormaine.gov

 

 

Housing Work Group Commences Public Meetings

September 12 at Bangor City Hall

 

Bangor, Maine: The City of Bangor has convened a work group to focus on the issue of quality, affordable housing in the City and the region. The work group includes representatives from the public and private sector, including individuals, landlords, renters, housing developers, and nonprofit agencies.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend all sessions. A series of workshops are planned through September and October to hear panel presentations on housing topics, culminating with recommendations for local programs or policy that can address the shortage of quality, affordable housing in the region.

 

The first public session is September 12, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:45 pm in Council Chambers at Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow Street. An orientation will provide relevant data and terms, and focus on a community conversation around housing needs and experiences.

 

Subsequent panels will be held September 19 and 26, October 17 and 24. A session to focus on recommendations for solutions will be held on November 7, with a final presentation of recommendations to the City Council and other stakeholders on December 5. All meetings will be televised on Bangor’s government access channel and live streamed through the City’s Facebook page, and video will be available after the fact at: https://bangormaine.viebit.com/

 

Members of the community who cannot attend the sessions are encouraged to send comments, suggestions, or questions to housing@bangormaine.gov or via mail to the Community and Economic Development Office, Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401.

 

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The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.