MaineStream Finance is a non-profit CDFI dedicated to economic development by providing credit, capital and financial services that are often unavailable from traditional financial institutions. They provide personal finance, home loans and business services to people in Maine who might otherwise have limited financing and credit. They are using HFFI to support projects that increase access to healthy, affordable food in communities that currently lack these options through the Healthy Foods Options program. The program supports healthy food growers, producers and small retailers serving the 17 food deserts within Penobscot, Piscataquis, Knox and Waldo counties in Maine.
Source of money: HFFI CDFI-Financial Assistance Program; Fiscal year(s): 2014