Housing trust to make presentation to Rockland City Council
ROCKLAND — A regional housing trust is scheduled to make a presentation Monday evening, Nov. 7, to the Rockland City Council.
MidCoast Regional Housing Trust is listed on the Nov. 7 Council agenda for a presentation. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Details on the organization’s presentation have not been publicly released.
In January the group completed a housing needs assessment in 19 towns within a half-hour commute to Rockland: from Northport to Waldoboro and Washington to the coast. The three essential findings of that assessment were:
“The average age of local residents is far higher than in most of Maine. In the near future, a smaller pool of working households will have to pay for education and other public services.
“Home health care aides and service employees earning less than $15 per hour will outnumber workers with middle-range jobs — the kind that traditionally enabled them to buy a home.