April 08, 2020

This letter is in regard to the article of Dec. 30 about the city of Bangor being offered 51 units of housing for free by the government and complaining because things aren’t going its way. The city wants to sell the units. What’s wrong with this picture?

Here sits a whole development of very respectful looking property doing nothing but looking like a ghost town. And the city is given a chance to take this property over for no cost.

Yes, there is a 10-year stipulation on this agreement on the re-sale of the property, big deal, it’s like money in the bank. Sure the homes may need minor repairs, but renting or leasing the units on a rent-to-own basis would by far cover the repair costs. Also, the city seems to be forgetting about the great need of housing for the low-income families in the community. They mentioned they could have turned the units into low-income units, but didn’t say why they won’t, except that they already have 571 units of public housing available. What’s wrong with 51 more units? Todd Pooler Bangor

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