Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force


205 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

PO Box 586
Biddeford, ME 04005


This short-term Task Force was created to review and make recommendations on the housing issues facing the community. The work of the Task Force included:

  1. Reviewing the historical housing data; 
  2. Reporting on the actual change in affordability within the community over the last five years; 
  3. Making recommendations on the definition of ‘affordable’ should mean for Biddeford; 
  4. Providing a housing inventory within Biddeford; 
  5. Identifying the housing shortages within the community; 
  6. Providing a forecast of the likely changes in affordable housing over the next five years without any intervention; 
  7. Identifying the current and projected impact on homelessness within the community; 
  8. Reviewing the current Housing Goals adopted by the City Council and making any recommendations on changes, if appropriate; and 
  9. Making any recommendation(s) the Task Force deems appropriate to address the challenges that are identified through the work of the Task Force.

The Task Force consisted of nine members. The membership consisted of a cross-section of the City, including representatives of the City Council, a citizen that rents within the community, and a person that owns rental property within the community. 

The Task Force issued their final report in December 2022. 

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Ortiz, Doris Chair; Councilor-at-Large    
Grohman, Martin Councilor Ward 3    
Boucher, Daniel        
Bowen, Rev. Shirley        
Caldwell, Ciel        
Deschambault, Dominic        
Garcia-Grant, Ian        
Harkness, Seth        
Johnson, Jessica