BANGOR, Maine — Manna Ministries, the embattled faith-based Bangor nonprofit that will see its headquarters auctioned off next month, may have found a new home.

The organization has obtained a certificate of occupancy for 100 Center St. in Bangor, according to city records. The 12,000-square-foot building at the intersection of Center and Cumberland streets includes several apartments and a storefront, which has been up for lease.

Manna’s search for a new base of operations comes after a series of financial and management gaffes landed the nonprofit deep into debt and forced the agency to shutter its drug abuse treatment programs. The nonprofit has been trying to sell off its historic property at 629 Main St. for several years, as it is too large and expensive to maintain and heat, Bill Rae, Manna’s program director, has said.

It still operates a soup kitchen five nights per week as well as a food pantry for low-income individuals, which Rae plans to continue to run at its Main Street location until the auction or until Manna secures its new spot.

A message left for Rae Friday was not returned.

There are still several hurdles to overcome before Manna would be allowed to move into the Center Street location. The building doesn’t have a zoning designation that would allow a soup kitchen, so Manna likely will have to seek a zoning change from the city’s planning board. It also needs to seek the necessary approvals and permits to make necessary changes to the building.

Manna was based in another building on Center Street before its move to 629 Main St. in 2004.

Rae has said the new space would give Manna a place to start fresh. The reduced costs associated with the new location likely would help Manna to continue to operate its food services while continuing to pay off its debts to the state and city.

Machias Savings Bank is auctioning off Manna’s current headquarters at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at 629 Main St., after Manna defaulted on a pair of mortgage loans after years of unsuccessful efforts to sell the property. A portion of the money raised from the sale likely would be used to help pay off a significant chunk of the organization’s debts.

Rae has said Manna is working incrementally to pay off the $1.3 million it owed to the state.

The Department of Health and Human Services did not respond to messages this week asking how much of that debt has been paid.

Manna also owes Bangor $30,000 in unpaid sewer and stormwater fees, and there are five outstanding liens against the property.

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