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Maine's State Housing Authority Says No To Smoking
The agency recently stated that all low-incoming housing units that are not only built but financed by Maine's Low Income Housing Tax Credit will have to be 100% smoke-free units. They decided this because of the damage smoking and secondhand smoke can cause.

Manchester Homeless Shelter Celebrates Veterans
New Horizons sponsored a dinner last Sunday night for veterans. The non-profit agency provides veterans services, especially homeless veterans. In its first month of service, 14 veterans have been assisted

Marin County Has Less Emergency Housing
Homeward Bound of Marin has plans to relocate their family emergency housing it rents at the Motel 6 in San Rafael. Families will be housed at a house they own located in San Rafael. Now they will only be able to accommodate nine families

Massachusetts Homeless Will Benefit From Revised Emergency and Homeless Shelter Regulations
The new regulations that regulate the eligibility of families seeking emergency shelter are going to filed this Friday. One of the new rules will allow families who have lost their homes because of foreclosure to be immediately eligible for emergency shelter

Massachusetts Will Phase Out Housing Homeless Families In Hotels
The state will end the program that houses homeless families as emergency shelters when there is no room at homeless shelters. The Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program will be used instead

Melrose Cooperative Bank Hosts A Fundraiser
Give Melrose Co-op a "Like" on Facebook today. Bank officials announced that now until November 13th, they would donate up to $500 to A Servants Heart Food Pantry by donating $1 for each new "Like" they receive on their Facebook page or for every "Share"

Michigan Egg Farmers Donate Eggs
Michigan Egg Farmers donated over 150,000 eggs to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Egg farmers Farm Crest Food and Herbuck’s Poultry Ranch made this donation possible

Michigan Harvest Gathering Holds Fundraiser
MidMichigan Health employees, and volunteers collected over 4,000 pounds of food, plus $2,815 for the month long fundraiser for Michigan Harvest Gathering food bank this year

Midwest Food Bank Receives Donation Of $9,000
Illinois Pork Producers Association, Soybean Growers Association, and Illinois Corn Marketing Board donated the funds. The funds will be used to buy 13,000 of pork because many food pantries need the protein

Milwaukee May Convert Office Building To Low-Income Apartments
Bear Development LLC wants to build a 50 unit apartment out of the old office building. They plan for 42 of the units to be affordable housing

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