Maine’s citizens are bearing the financial burden of constructing brand new apartments exclusively for recently arrived border crossers and undocumented immigrants, who will receive rent coverage for a minimum of two years. Recently, officials in Brunswick, Maine, introduced these newly built apartments, which will be allocated to border crossers and illegal aliens, ensuring their rent is covered for a period of at least two years.
new Center Maine reports:
News Center Maine reports:
“On Monday, dozens of people gathered at Brunswick Landing to celebrate 60 new apartment units going up in five buildings. Twenty-four of them are already complete. These units are designed to house asylum seekers, as they wait to receive work permits. That process can often take a while, since asylum seekers can’t even file for a permit until at least six months after filing their initial asylum applications.
This program is happening through the Maine State Housing Authority. MaineHousing will essentially pay the rent for these asylum seekers for up to two years. After that, they will be converted to a mix of market-rate and affordable housing, unless the state says the program needs to be extended.”
Dozens of people gathered in Brunswick today to celebrate the creation of 60 new units to house asylum seekers, as they wait to get work permits. The goal is to move these people out of hotels and shelters and into more stable housing. Details at 5 p.m. on @newscentermaine. pic.twitter.com/ggJXUb2syh
— Chloe Teboe (@ChloeTeboe) January 8, 2024
We had people from Maine call in this morning to confirm this, "The state budgeted nearly $3.5 million to provide 60 migrant families in Brunswick with two years of rent." They say the immigrants were from Somalia and are now from The Congo.https://t.co/xCLsXT0jQd
— slaterradio (@slaterradio) January 11, 2024
The state budget has allocated millions of dollars for the new migrant apartments and rental assistance, which means that the taxpayers of Maine will be responsible for covering the expenses.
The National Desk reports:
“The state budgeted nearly $3.5 million to provide 60 migrant families in Brunswick with two years of rent. Maine expects the immigrants to “gain the means” to pay housing costs through state “support” and “guidance.”
The state is also supplying $100,000 to dozens of Brunswick migrants for a year’s worth of asylum application and work authorization assistance. The legal support seeks to ensure immigrants receive work approval “as soon as possible” so they can “provide for themselves,” reduce pressure on public programs and help local economies by joining the workforce.
The Brunswick monies are part of a $55 million Emergency Housing Relief Fund, which issues immigrants permanent, transitional and emergency housing.”
The foreign-born population in Maine has experienced a significant increase of almost 53 percent between 2000 and 2021. Over 20,000 immigrants have been welcomed into this relatively small state, which is home to fewer than 1.4 million residents.