Bayside Anchor Brings New Support to Portland Neighborhood

Bayside Anchor Apartments is aptly named, bringing new stability to its Portland, Maine, neighborhood.

The 45-unit development delivers needed housing opportunities to the poorest census tract in the state and serves as the social hub for the area with large community spaces, a Head Start preschool program, and community policing offices on the ground floor.

“It’s a community resource center as well as mixed-income housing,” says Jay Waterman, development director at the Portland Housing Authority (PHA), which partnered with Avesta Housing to create the property.