In observance of New Year's Day, Waldo CAP offices will be closed on Friday December 31, 2021. Offices will re-open Monday morning, January 3, 2022. Best wishes to everyone for a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!
Waldo Community Action Partners to assist in administering statewide Rent Relief Program for people affected by COVID-19tabithalowe2020-04-16T16:43:34-04:00
AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Mills and MaineHousing have entrusted the ten Maine Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to process and deliver a COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which will allow renters to apply for a one-time $500 payment to their landlords in order to avoid eviction for the month of that payment, at this point April or May. With only a little over a week notice to prepare for a new, $5 million dollar program, the CAA leadership was able to commit to running the program without being paid the usual and customary administrative fees. “We want the money to go to people [...]
Thinking about buying a home? Know before you buy! Registration for WCAP's First Time Homebuyers classes scheduled for March 3 & 4, 2018 and April 7 & 8, 2018 are both now open. Understand all the steps in the home buying process Learn about all the costs involved Set goals and prepare for homeownership Avoid being scammed or taken advantage of Protect and grow your investment About Our Courses Live classes are 10 hours in length, divided into two weekend day sessions. Classes allow students to earn a certificate to present to a bank or other lender that can help qualify [...]
Prospective homebuyers whose lender or mortgage assistance program requires them to attend a HUD approved homebuyer education class no longer need to travel outside Waldo County to fulfill requirements. First Time Homebuyer classes are now available right here in Belfast, through Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP). After completing a year-long certification process, WCAP is an officially certified HUD Housing Counseling Agency and hoMEworks Certified Agency now offering First Time Homebuyers courses once a month. Additionally, the agency’s full-time certified housing and financial counselor, Bjorn Streubel, is able to assist with a wide variety of topics. Bjorn holds certifications from HoMEworks Network [...]
The WCAP Housing department would like to spotlight a group of Waldo County residents who have started a Belfast Community Build window dresser project. The project works with other residents to build insulating window inserts to help keep the heat inside and lower heating costs by nearly 25%. Window dressers insulating window inserts are custom-built wood frames wrapped in clear drum-tight polyolefin film. They are reusable year after year and cost only $2 per square foot. The cost of the window dressers is recovered in savings in the first year. The project sends a team to your home to [...]