Taxpayers in Maine are currently shouldering the costs for a new housing project in Brunswick designed to provide shelter for newly arrived border crossers and illegal aliens. This initiative, revealed earlier this week, involves the construction of 60 new apartment units, 24 of which are already completed. These apartments are specifically earmarked for asylum seekers, who often face delays in obtaining work permits due to processing times.
The funding for this project, including the provision of rent for up to two years for these individuals, comes from the Maine State Housing Authority. This move has been financed through the state budget, with nearly $3.5 million allocated for covering these rental costs. After the two-year period, these housing units are planned to transition to a combination of market-rate and affordable housing, although this could change depending on the state’s assessment of the program’s necessity.
Additionally, the state is investing $100,000 in legal support to assist these migrants with their asylum applications and work authorization. The goal is to expedite their ability to join the workforce, thereby reducing the burden on public assistance programs and contributing to the local economy.
However, this initiative comes at a time when Maine is grappling with significant housing challenges for its existing residents. Approximately 4,200 people across the state are homeless, with over 1,000 experiencing long-term homelessness. The housing crisis is further intensified by soaring housing prices, with the median price of a single-family home now exceeding $350,000.
The growing demand for housing in Maine, partly fueled by mass immigration, is also a contributing factor to the rising costs. From 2000 to 2021, Maine’s foreign-born population increased by nearly 53%, adding over 20,000 immigrants to the state’s population of less than 1.4 million.
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