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Affordable housing complex for disabled adults proposed for Scarborough

July 21, 2022


Portland Press Herald story

Nonprofits based in Maine and Massachusetts plan to collaborate on a new housing complex in Scarborough that would offer affordable living options for adults with disabilities.

The project, announced Wednesday by Maine nonprofit developer 3i Housing of Maine (3iHoME), and the lead developer for The Downs project, calls for building 50 independent and affordable living units for adults with disabilities.

The project would be located at the planned Town Center at The Downs in Scarborough, the site of the former Scarborough Downs racetrack off Route 1. Financing is still pending.

“The Downs is the ideal location for this pilot project,” said 3iHoME founder Paul Linet in a news release. Linet said the development will be near public transportation, employment opportunities and recreational amenities. “Providing appropriate housing for people with disabilities will reduce hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and improve productivity, and overall health and well-being.”

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