woman sitting on chairMCH provides affordable apartments to help older adults and individuals with disabilities maintain their independence in a community setting.

MCH specializes in service enriched housing communities, a unique form of housing utilizing resident services coordinators who link residents to a menu of onsite supportive services and community services. Our buildings also feature a staff enrichment wellness coordinator who offers regular planned activities and wellness programs for residents at all our buildings.

Residents must be 62 or older or have a disability. Rent is income based and applicants must meet income guidelines. All buildings except for Stevens House are subsidized. Stevens House is open to applicants 55 and older and has no income limits.

Methodist Conference Home, Rockland
Rankin Center, Rockland
Stevens House, Rockland
Knox Hotel Apartments, Thomaston

All studio and one-bedroom apartments are handicapped accessible and fully applianced. Apartments have access to parking, coin operated laundry facilities and maintenance.

Housekeeping, laundry, scheduled medical transportation and other assistance is available through our Support Services Program which offers subsidizes for eligible residents who need help maintaining their independence.

For info about rents or to request a housing application, contact Sherry Reimer at 207-594-2743 or sreimer@mchinc.org.

For more information about support services, please contact Sue diRosario at 207-596-6477 or sdirosario@mchinc.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

MCH Housing is fully committed to compliance with local, state and federal fair housing laws. These laws require that we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status or handicap.

Methodist Conference Home

39 Summer Street, Rockland

Methodist Conference Home ApartmentsThe Methodist Conference Home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, one block from downtown Rockland. Each of the 36 studio and 12 one-bedroom apartments are fully applianced and feature large picture windows providing natural light.

Residents have access to a library, club room and outdoor deck. Methodist Conference Home is in walking distance of restaurants, the Rockland Public Library, churches and Rite Aid Pharmacy.

Our service enriched housing community at the Methodist Conference Home offers:

  • Onsite dining room offering three meals a day
  • Weekly shopping trip to local supermarket and Wal-Mart
  • Weekly grocery shopping service

An Enhanced Living Program is offered on the second floor of Methodist Conference Home for eligible applicants/residents requiring a comprehensive package of support services to help maintain their independence.

Residents must be 62 or older or an adult with a disability. Rent is income based and applicants must meet income guidelines. For more info, contact Sherry Reimer at 207-594-2743 or sreimer@mchinc.org

Rankin Center

1 Rankin Street, Rockland

RankinListed on the National Register of Historic Places, Rankin Center offers 42 one and 8 two-bedroom apartments. All of the apartments are fully-applianced and many have views of Rockland Harbor.

Rankin Center is located in Downtown Rockland in walking distance of restaurants, the Rockland Public Library, churches and Rite-Aid Pharmacy. The Brown Bag, a popular local restaurant is located on the bottom floor of the Rankin Block.

Our service enriched housing community at the Rankin Center offers:

  • Onsite dining room offering a noontime meal Monday thru Friday
  • Weekly shopping trip to local supermarket and Wal-Mart
  • Weekly grocery shopping service

Residents must be 62 or older or an adult with a disability. Rent is income based and applicants must meet income guidelines. For more info, contact Sherry Reimer at 207-594-2743 or sreimer@mchinc.org

For eligible residents requiring a more supportive living environment, the Rankin Center offers an Aging in Place Program. For more information, please contact Sue diRosario at 207-596-6477 or sdirosario@mchinc.org

Stevens House

49 Summer Street, Rockland

Stevens HouseAn 1850s-era house divided into 6 fully applianced apartments, Stevens House is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, one block from downtown Rockland. It is in walking distance of restaurants, the Rockland Public Library, Rite Aid Pharmacy local churches and Rockland Harbor.

For a fee, residents can participate in the three home-cooked meals offered daily in the dining room of the Methodist Conference Home which is located next door. They are also welcome to join the planned programming and activities offered in the club room and use the coin-operated laundry machines located there.

Open to applicants 55 and older. No income limits.

Knox Hotel Apartments

192 Main Street, Thomaston

Knox Housing ApartmentsLocated in Thomaston’s historic business district, Knox Hotel Apartments underwent an extensive rehab in 2011. Each of the 26 one-bedroom and 3 two-bedroom apartments have fully applianced kitchens. Knox Hotel Apartments are located across the street from restaurants, a grocery store, banks and local churches.

The service enriched housing community at Knox Hotel offers:

  • A noontime dinner meal in our on-site dining room will soon be available twice weekly
  • Free wi-fi

Residents must be 62 or older or an adult with a disability. Rent is income based and applicants must meet income guidelines. For more info, contact Sherry Reimer at 207-594-2743 or sreimer@mchinc.org

Knox Hotel Apartments are owned by Knox Hotel Associates, LP and managed by MCH Housing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age qualifications?  Individuals must be 62 years or older or 18 years of age or older with a disability.

What are the financial qualifications?  The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets age and income guidelines for our apartment complexes utilizing their funding. These figures change annually. For updated income guidelines, contact Sherry Reimer at 207-594-2743 or sreimer@mchinc.org.

Do I have to pay utilities?  Heat and electricity are included in the rent at Methodist Conference Home, Rankin Center and Stevens House. Heat and electricity are not included at Knox Hotel Apartment; however, a utility allowance is made as part of the rent calculation and residents are encouraged to apply for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program).

Are you a nursing home or assisted living facility?  No. Our properties are service enriched independent housing communities. Staff is not available 24/7, nor do they monitor residents comings or goings or provide protective oversight. However, on site services and service programs are available to assist residents in maintaining optimal independence and successful tenancies. In addition, the Enhanced Living Program on the second floor of Methodist Conference Home offers a more intensive level of services for those who qualify.

Are pets allowed?  Small to medium-sized cats and dogs are allowed along with fish and birds. Dogs and cats must be neutered or spayed and meet vaccination requirements. Pet deposit required.

Is smoking allowed? All of our housing communities are smoke free properties and as such, smoking is prohibited in our apartments and common areas. However, each property does offer a designated outdoor smoking area.