A new program is available to help low-income Mainers replace older mobile homes with new energy-efficient models.
The MaineHousing program is open to people who own mobile homes built before 1976, the year in which the federal government introduced certain minimum standards.
MaineHousing spokesperson Deborah Turcotte says participants have to meet annual household incomes limits and be able to qualify for one of the agency's First Home or Operation New Home mortgage loans.
"Persons interested in this program may meet with one of our partners throughout the state - the list is on our Web site - to get the process rolling."
The new program replaces one that was open only to Low Income Energy Assistance Program recipients. Turcotte says this should make the loans available to more people.
This story was reported and written by Ed Morin.