Several years ago, the Portage Lake Housing Corporation (PLHC) was formed by a group of caring and concerned citizens who wished to build a Senior Housing Complex for retirees who can no longer financially manage to stay in their homes but want to continue to live in their community. The PLHC has worked tirelessly over the past few years to find a solution that will provide safe and decent retiree housing for our low income seniors and has come to be known as the Mountain Valley Manor. This    6-12 unit housing complex will charge rent based upon the tenant’s income, provide all necessary utilities and services, and allow our elderly and disabled residents to spend their Golden Years in their community. Much work has been done to date, including: a facility preliminary design, cost estimates, hiring a grant writer, and identification of potential funding sources for construction. Thanks to generous donations received to date, the PLHC has purchased 2.75 acres that will house 6 units, directly adjacent to the Town of Portage Lake town hall property. The PLHC has spent hundreds of volunteer hours planning and working towards making the housing project a reality. We are still fundraising and searching for grant opportunities to cover the approximately $1 million project! Our next phase of the project is to apply for construction funding.

Your donation will make a difference in the lives of many of our community members, will further strengthen our strong sense of community and is greatly appreciated! A tax-deductible donation (ID# 30-0420720) can be mailed in the enclosed postage paid envelope. All donors will be recognized on a name bearing plaque which will be unveiled at the grand opening of Mountain Valley Manor.

This may seem like a large undertaking for a small community, but as Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” We strongly believe that this project is badly needed and that Portage Lake is up to the task of getting it done!

If you would like to make a donation, please fill out the Donation Request form and mail it to the address listed on it. Contributions are tax deductible.

Thanks so much!

Officers & Board of Directors

President/Chairperson Jennifer Buckingham
Vice President Daniel Higgins
Secretary Linda Caron
Treasurer Larry Duchette
Directors: Ray Wakefield
  Darey Gagnon

 Currently there is a need for officers and board members. FMI please contact Jennifer Buckingham 207-227-0045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.