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Avesta proposes more senior housing in Portland


Avesta Housing is proposing a new development at the end of Powsland Street, off of Congress Street in Portland.

WLBZ
By Danielle Waugh
March 27, 2014

There are 326 seniors on waiting lists for Portland apartments through Avesta Housing, according to CEO Dana Totman. Avesta only has about 6 openings each year.

It's a snapshot of a statewide problem. The oldest state in the country needs to have an additional 8,000 units for seniors by next year, according to the Maine State Housing Authority.

To put a small dent in that demand, Avesta Housing is proposing a new development at the end of Powsland Street, off of Congress Street in Portland.

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