Do ME Island Communities Need Govt Subsidies to Thrive?
Posted by Editor
I'm curious to know what AMGers thinks about using tax dollars to build rental homes as a solution to keeping Maine's island communities alive. Without having time yet to research the issue, my sense is there are other ways. This article mentions at least one island resident running a web-based chocolatier business. Are there other ways for island communities to thrive? Thank you. // skf
Maine islands using grants to attract new residents
By Jenifer B. McKim
July 04, 2012
ISLE AU HAUT, Maine — The 40 year-round residents of this...island about six miles off the Maine coast are looking for some adventurous souls to join their community, contribute to its civic life, and fill the one-room schoolhouse with children.
...Isle au Haut’s leaders have secured a $355,000 state grant to build two affordable rental homes...for families of four earning less than $70,000 a year.
On the web: http://isleauhaut.org/