Bath Housing has a vision that our region is vibrant, resilient, and inclusive, and that everyone who works here, grew up here, wants to stay here or wants to come here has a reasonable opportunity to live here.
We envision local policies that support diverse housing opportunities because a range of housing options can meet the varied and changing needs of an economically and increasingly racially diverse population (including current residents and newcomers alike).
We hope our communities will engage in an examination and analysis of existing and potential regulations to ensure compatibility with the stated housing goals.
And finally, our vision is that housing efforts will be approached collaboratively, with regional partners including neighboring community members, municipalities, non-profits and for-profit developers.
Bath Housing Authority and Bath Housing Development Corporation are mission driven organizations that work to enhance housing stability for older adults, those with disabilities, and families in the greater Bath, Maine area in order to have a safe, vibrant, just and prosperous community.
Stable housing is at the core of health and wellness. It promotes positive outcomes in education, employment, physical and mental health, and financial stability. Housing plays a significant role in strong, resilient families and vibrant communities.
The need in the greater Bath area is real. The existing housing stock is not well suited to the changing demographics in our region. One in six area residents live in unstable housing situations – they can’t afford it, it’s a maintenance burden, or the quality is poor. Low vacancy rates and long waiting lists compound the problem.
At Bath Housing, we develop and operate housing that supports stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride for residents. The housing we provide represents a long-term community asset.