Since coming to Biddeford Housing in 2010, As the executive director at BHA, I have implemented a plan to increase the involvement of BHA in the community and in particular in offering solutions to the affordable housing issues in our region. I am pleased to offer some guidance to the Maine Way Board based on my experience as Director of BHA and previously as development director in Westbrook and at Maine Housing.
Our mission and that of The Maine Way’s are very similar. A portion of BHA’s mission statement could easily be that of The Maine Way also, “provide very low income families, including the elderly, disabled and handicapped, the opportunity to live in decent, safe and sanitary housing within the community.”
I grew up in Biddeford and am raising my family here as well. I would like to see everyone in the community have the ability to enjoy the same positive experiences I have been fortunate to have here with my family over the years.