Lewiston starts low-income housing project as homelessness increases in the city

LEWISTON, Maine — Construction started Monday on an 82-unit housing project in Lewiston. Half of the units will be new homes for low-income renters who currently live in housing that is deemed unsafe, according to Lewiston city leaders.

The other half of the units will be on an application basis, according to city staff.

The housing project, named Wedgewood after the Wedgewood House on the corner of Pierce and Pine Streets, will consist of nine buildings, all in the northwest neighborhood of Kennedy Park.

“We’re seeing this city as the extraordinary place it actually is,” Gov. Janet Mills said.

Mills was joined by Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as well as representatives from Maine Housing and the City of Lewiston.

The housing project is set to open in 2025.

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