Medford : Housing Repair Grant RequestedFebruary 21, 2008 - MEDFORD The Piscataquis County Economic Development Council will be submitting an application for a Housing Assistance grant to the Maine Department of Economic and Community Developmentís Office of Community Development. The grant would provide home repair funds for low and moderate income residents of Parkman, Medford and Wellington. If successful, the grant would provide $250,000 to be awarded to qualified applicants to repair roofs, siding, new windows and doors, septic systems, wells, lead-based paint removal, removal of architectural barriers, weatherization projects and other housing repair and assistance needs. The grant would be administered by Peter Duncombe who is certified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Duncombe was selected in a competitive request for proposal process administered by the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council. He was chosen by the First Selectmen of Parkman, Medford and Wellington. The Town of Parkman will be the lead town for the multi-jurisdictional housing program. A joint committee from the three towns made up of selectmen, community citizens and housing grant recipients will establish guidelines and priorities for making housing awards, review and screen applications and determine grantees. Anyone wishing additional information about the housing assistance program can contact Dr. Kenneth B. Woodbury, Jr., Community Development Specialist at the PCEDC at 800-539-0332. Contributed by: Dr. Kenneth B. Woodbury, Jr., Community Development SpecialistPiscataquis County Economic Development Council50 Mayo StreetDover-Foxcroft, ME 04426207-564-3638 or 800-539-0332NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.