.Many people do not realize that it can be less expensive per month in many cases to own a home than to rent and apartment. And the savings in the long run is enormous. I (Michelle) know from personal experience.
Here is one example that is from the Central Maine area at The Kennebec Valley Community Center(KVCAP KV Homes and Housing Service)
"KV HOMES & Housing Services, a Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, provides individual counseling, group education and supports home ownership opportunities in Kennebec and Somerset Counties"
Here is the list of all the Maine Housing Cap programs:http://www.mainehousing.org/DATACapAgencies.aspx?PageCMD=1