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Avesta Housing Honors Gorham Savings Bank with 2011 Mike Yandell Award


On October 19, 2011, Avesta Housing hosted an Appreciation Luncheon at Grace Restaurant in Portland thanking partners for sharing their commitment to providing quality, affordable housing for Maine Communities.  At the event, Avesta Housing honored Gorham Savings Bank with the annual Mike Yandell Award in recognition of their significant contribution to affordable housing.

On October 19, 2011, Avesta Housing hosted an Appreciation Luncheon at Grace Restaurant in Portland thanking partners for sharing their commitment to providing quality, affordable housing for Maine Communities.  At the event, Avesta Housing honored Gorham Savings Bank with the annual Mike Yandell Award in recognition of their significant contribution to affordable housing.

 The Mike Yandell Award is named for the late Mike Yandell, a former Avesta Housing board chair and the former President of Gorham Savings Bank. The award recognizes an individual or organization for service and dedication to affordable housing.

Gorham Savings Bank is dedicated to improving the financial well-being of customers and communities in the areas they serve.

Previous recipients of the Mike Yandell Award include Preble Street, Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, David Bronson of TD Bank, John Gallagher of Westbrook Housing Authority and Ben Walter of CWS Architects and the Genesis Fund.

Avesta Housing provides housing assistance to over 6,000 Maine residents each year. Maintaining headquarters in Portland, Avesta is a chartered NeighborWorks® affiliate.

Avesta Housing’s mission is to promote and provide housing opportunities primarily to Southern Maine people in need. Avesta advocates for affordable housing, develops and manages high quality housing, and helps residents access other needed services.

 For more information, please contact Avesta Housing at 207-553-7777 or www.avestahousing.org

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