I’m the BDN’s new housing reporter. Inform us what you wish to know.

Housing, price of dwelling and homelessness have been picked by Mainers surveyed this summer season by the College of New Hampshire as the highest three points dealing with our state.

Maine has lengthy grappled with a continual lack of housing, however the COVID-19 pandemic introduced a wave of migration to the state that spurred the largest inhabitants soar in 20 years. It has despatched housing costs via the roof, difficult everybody from working-class homebuyers  and renters now competing with extra folks to policymakers scrambling for options.

In response, the Bangor Day by day Information is the primary information outlet within the state to dedicate a full-time reporter to protecting housing and actual property. As we start our complete protection, we would like your recommendation on what to cowl and your assist in protecting it.

Zara Norman joined the Bangor Day by day Information in 2023 after a 12 months reporting for the Morning Sentinel. She lives in Waterville and graduated from Brown College in Windfall, Rhode Island, in 2022.
Extra by Zara Norman