A row of triple-decker apartment buildings stand on Blake Street in Lewiston is pictured in September 2019.

Maine is getting nearly $1.7 million from NeighborWorks America to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs.

Sen. Susan Collins said the funding supports local housing organizations as they create “local solutions to community development and affordable housing challenges across Maine.”

The funding includes $434,500 for Avesta Housing Development Corp.; $527,500 for Coastal Enterprises Inc.; $316,500 for Community Concepts Inc.; $140,000 for Kennebec Valley Community Action Program Housing Services; and receive $235,000 for Penquis Community Action Program Inc.

NeighborWorks America supports nearly 250 local and regional nonprofit partner organizations that bring together residents, business leaders and local government to provide affordable housing opportunities, build strong neighborhoods and create jobs.