BANGOR — Rep. John Baldacci said Monday that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded grants totaling more than $1.1 million to Bangor and Lewiston. The funds, part of the Comprehensive Grant Program, will be used to make needed repairs to public housing facilities.
Bangor is slated to receive $753,582 to upgrade housing units in Nason Park, Capehart and Griffin Park. Window replacements, electrical and carpentry work will be done at Nason park. At Capehart, funds will be spent on electrical, plumbing, carpentry and masonry repairs. The work at Griffin Park includes electrical, capentry, masonry, roofing, and siding projects, as well as work to make the units more accessible to people with disabilities.
In Lewiston $400,767 will be used to convert 20 efficiency units to 10 one-bedroom apartments at Blake Street Towers, a senior citizens complex. Lead-based paint clearance testing will be done at senior and low income housing units on Park, Whipple, Ash, Sabattus, Horton, Oak and Shawmut streets. Drainage work will be done for buildings on Meadowview, Rosedale, Lafayette, Hillview, Park, Ash, Whipple, Sabattus, Horton, Oak and Shawmut streets.