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Affordable Housing

October 19, 2015
Jason Bird, Housing Development Director for Penquis, talks about the need for Affordable Housing in our community.

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Ribbon Cutting Chamberlain Place Senior Housing

July 27, 2012

  click image to see news video Brewer - There's a new place for low income seniors to live in Brewer. Chamberlain Place Senior Housing is a 32-unit housing complex. Friday, seniors celebrated that grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting. The project was developed by Penquis Housing. Maine has the oldest population in the US, making senior housing a vital part of communities. " We've had more seniors living longer, they're staying in their homes longer, they're not able...

Penquis Will Not Offer Family Planning as of July 1st

July 28, 2012
Bangor - Penquis has been providing family planning services since 1967, but starting Monday, that will come to an end.

The Family Planning Association will now oversee the services across the state. On Friday, the staff at Penquis packed up their offices for the move. When patients head to the new location, they will see some familiar faces. Department Director for Family Enrichment Services at Penquis, Cheri Snow, said "All of the staff that is currently working for Penquis in the clinic will be making the transition to the family planning Association." "It's continued care, same great people...

Penquis No Longer Providing Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services

July 1, 2013

Renae Muscatell of Penquis and Nancy Audet, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Family Planning Association of Maine talk about some changes. Click Below. For more information:Bangor: 922-3440 Dexter: 924-7383

Free Tax Prep - Earned Income Credit

March 14, 2013

Renae Muscatell from Penquis talks about the Earned Income Tax Credit and Free Tax Prep Clinics that are taking place in our community. For a full list of locations people should call 2-1-1.

Thinking of Starting a New Business

January 7, 2013

If you're thinking of starting a small business this year, there's some help available. James Macomber, a consultant for MaineStream Finance, joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 with some information. The Incubator Without Walls Program helps individuals start and expand businesses with five or fewer employees. The course stresses that good management, effective marketing and financial controls lead to increased profits, and that business planning leads to business growth, profits and personal...

Concerns About Childhood Lead Poisioning

January 7, 2013

David Orcutt, Project Coordinator, Lead Hazards for Penquis talks about the availability of lead inspections, lead testing, and lead abatement services. Penquis now has funding available to assist families who are concerned about childhood lead poisoning.  Lead testing and abatement for homeowners who have a child under age 6 in the home (there are income eligibility requirements for this program).  Lead inspections and abatement for landlords who have unit(s) that house children under...

MaineStream Finance New Program

November 19, 2013

1) New Program at MaineStream Finance - located in Bangor, a non-profit lender that assists start up and existing entreprenuers with loans and business plans. 2) Healthy Foods Options is targeted to growers, producers and small retailers of local, healthy foods 3) What is available? Business loans up to $50,000 for coolers, storage, equipment, retail displays and expansion costs PLUS technical assistance with creating a business plan for the healthy foods market 4) This new Healthy Foods Options...

Fuel Assistance

August 20, 2012

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