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Affordable Housing Activity Reports

Affordable Housing Activity Reports

The Affordable Housing Activity Report provides key information about the local demand for affordable homes. The monthly report highlights demographic information on the households that seek housing through Avesta, as well as those households Avesta is able to move into apartments. The report also tracks the age of the head-of-household, the household median income and the household size, as well as whether residents have the benefit of rental assistance.

Avesta began tracking this data in a comprehensive way in 2014 to better understand the region’s housing needs and the best ways to address them.

Key findings from 2015 report

  • In 2015, 3,348 households sought affordable homes from Avesta, representing an increase of 9% from 2014
  • The largest increase in housing requests came from senior (55+) households; 163 more senior households requested an affordable apartment from Avesta in 2015 than in 2014
  • Avesta was able to move 28% more applicants (434 in 2015; 339 in 2014) into our apartments than in 2014, largely due to the opening of 131 new affordable units in 2015: 409 Cumberland in Portland, Maine; One Meeting Place in Exeter, New Hampshire; Thomas Heights in Portland, Maine; and Young Street Apartments in South Berwick, Maine
  • There are approximately 2,200 households on Avesta's waiting lists

Click here to read the entire 2015 report.

 

To read past reports, see the sidebar on the right.