Maine Realtors Support Affordable Housing through CHiP

The Maine Association of Realtors Foundation (MAR) recently made a generous donation to CHiP. MAR members know first hand the need for affordable housing in our community and appreciate the work CHiP does to help people stay in their homes. This helps to reduce the number of new housing options that need to be developed […]

Basking Ridge teen helps repair skirting on a mobile home

New Jersey youth spend a week making a difference in Lincoln County

Every summer since the 1980’s, a group of youths from Basking Ridge, New Jersey have come to the Pemaquid Peninsula to do county-wide service work, building community while serving neighbors. In early July, twenty teen volunteers accompanied by their adult leaders partnered with CHIP (Community Housing Improvement Projects), and a number of other local organizations […]

a new set of steps on an elderly mobile home

Avoiding homelessness

One 4 x 8 foot, 5/8” sheet of plywood now costs $45. The median price of a home in Lincoln County was $368,000 in March 2023; up from $200,000 in 2018. Area builders and developers, for the most part, are not building low income housing. Without sizable government subsidies, which are scarce, affordable low purchase […]

firewood volunteers giving thumbs up

Lincoln Academy, CHiP, and NC Hunt working together

In a splendid display of people and organizations collaborating to help neighbors, Lincoln Academy Dean of Students and CHiP Board Volunteer, Jake Abbott was joined by 8 Lincoln Academy students at a site provided by NC Hunt to stack firewood. The group spent 3 hours prepping wood piles that will be distributed by CHiP, inc. […]

volunteers prepping firewood for next season

Fuel season is over, but firewood is still being processed

The official heating season may be over for us at CHiP, but saws are buzzing behind the scenes. Volunteers saw and split while local students stack, so the firewood will be dry for next winter’s deliveries. NC Hunt has made space for these growing piles. Area land owners, tree service companies and Coastal Rivers Conservation […]

volunteers preparing a load of firewood for delivery

Volunteers deliver firewood amidst flurries and rain

ChiP connects people who cannot afford a delivery of firewood with a robust group of local volunteers who cut, split and deliver dry wood. Volunteers have already delivered wood to 11 different households this season. “Volunteers bring passion, dedication, a love for service and a love of processing firewood, to our fuel assistance program. Our […]

LA students help with a firewood delivery

Newcastle Fire Company helps deliver firewood

“Heating prices this year are more than double the cost of recent years,” says Newcastle Fire Captain Jake Abbott. “We know this poses a real hardship to families in our community and want to help.” Newcastle Fire Company is working with CHiP to deliver firewood to households in the town of Newcastle. Firewood recipients are […]

Volunteers working on a gutter project

Making the most of a warm fall day

Volunteers Breck, Sandi, and Phillip took advantage of an unseasonably warm fall day to hang gutters for a neighbor as part of a CHIP repair project.

Since 1984, CHIP has been fulfilling its mission of “neighbors helping neighbors keep their homes safe, warm and dry” by providing necessary home repairs and seasonal heating assistance to central-eastern Lincoln County residents who are not able to do so themselves due to illness, disability, and financial need.

CHIP services are available to residents of Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Waldoboro, and Whitefield. For help, please leave a voicemail at 677-3450.

Brittany Gill of CHiP and Bret Butterfield of Horch Roofing

CHiP benefits from Horch Roofing’s Responsible Giving Program

This spring, Horch Roofing’s Responsible Giving Committee, made up of employees like Supervisor Bret Butterfield, donated $1000 to CHiP. This donation will go directly toward home repairs in our community to help people who cannot otherwise afford to stay safe, warm and dry in their own homes. For example, a recently wheel-chair bound senior asked […]