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Avesta Housing hosts a free tax prep day with United Way, CA$H Coalition and Gorham Savings BankJan 22, 2012

Keep every dollar you qualify for on your income tax refund More...

Boston Capital Invests $9.8M in Affordable Multifamily Development in Portland, MEJan 18, 2012

Located in downtown Portland, Pearl Place II will feature 26 one-bedroom, 17 two-bedroom and 11 three-bedroom units in one, five-story building. The construction of this property will generate $3.9 million in local income and create approximately 82 jobs in the Portland area.

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Dale McCormick, MaineHousing, Executive DirectorJan 11, 2012

Avesta Housing’s creativity and resourcefulness make them a great MaineHousing partner.

Gov. John E. BaldacciJan 11, 2012

Avesta Housing’s dedication to affordable housing will bring much needed solutions to this important issue.

One Lofty IdeaDec 27, 2011

Construction of affordable housing geared to artists draws 200 applicants for 37 units.

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Avesta Housing Honors Gorham Savings Bank with 2011 Mike Yandell AwardNov 14, 2011

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.

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Oak Street Lofts take artists' needs to heartOct 25, 2011

Oak Street Lofts affordable housing at 72 Oak St., directly off Congress Street, fulfills a vision of building apartments that are suited to urban artists, according to developers.

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Avesta to break ground on Park Street School projectSep 23, 2011

Avesta Housing is planning to break ground later this month on an $8 million project converting the former Park Street School into senior housing. More...

Avesta hosts Congresswoman Chellie Pingree for a visit and tour of two Portland projectsJul 1, 2011

On Tuesday, June 28th, Avesta hosted Congresswoman Chellie Pingree for a visit and tour of two of our Portland projects.

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Avesta welcomes new staffJun 29, 2011

Avesta welcomes Jennifer Berggren More...

Avesta Housing staff featured in MaineHousing publicationJun 28, 2011

Avesta Housing staff member Kathleen Murphy More...

Greater Portland among communities getting funds for land detoxJun 20, 2011

Local, state and federal officials on Friday gathered at the former Mirada Adams School on Munjoy Hill to announce nearly $3 million to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated lands. More...

Avesta Housing Announces Recent PromotionsJun 17, 2011

Avesta Housing Announces Recent Promotions

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Asbestos removal starts Monday for Adams School housing projectMay 17, 2011

The long-awaited $5.5 million conversion of the abandoned Adams School on Munjoy Hill into affordable housing finally gets off the drawing board and enters the asbestos removal phase Monday.

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Sherrin Vail Promoted to Director of Property ManagementMar 18, 2011

Sherrin Vail has been promoted to Director of Property Management of Avesta Housing.

Sherrin Vail has fifteen years of experience in the multifamily housing industry. She previously worked at Avesta Housing as a Regional Property Manager. Ms. Vail is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Specialist (TaCCs).

Ms. Vail serves on the Board of Directors for the Maine Apartment Association (MAA) and the Maine Real Estate Managers Association (MREMA). She is the 2010 recipient of the McCadden Lyceum Leadership Scholarship by the National Apartment Association. Vail received her Bachelor of Science in Buisness Administration from Merrimack College in 1990 and currently resides in Portland.



Architects to look at library plansFeb 11, 2011

The Building Committee is making progress toward a new town library More...

Pierce Atwood Attorney Rebecca Greenfield Appointed to Avesta Housing Board of DirectorsNov 22, 2010

Avesta Housing announces the appointment of Pierce Atwood Attorney Rebecca Greenfield

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Avesta Housing Honors the Genesis Fund with 2010 Mike Yandell AwardOct 12, 2010

Avesta Housing recently honored the Genesis Fund with the annual Mike Yandell Award in recognition of their significant contribution to affordable housing.

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Avesta and Preble Street receive $1,080,000 toward the development of Florence House, A Center for Homeless WomenOct 12, 2010

Florence House will provide permanent, supported housing without barriers to up to 50 chronically homeless women in Portland. More...

Dana Totman Selected for NeighborWorks® Achieving Excellence in Community Development Program in Collaboration with Harvard's Kennedy School of GovernmentJun 29, 2010

Totman is one of forty-nine leaders selected for this Achieving Excellence class – a prestigious and highly selective training program offered by NeighborWorks® America in collaboration with the Kennedy School of Government. More...

New Housing Project Aims to Open Doors for Portland's Homeless WomenJun 4, 2010

National, state and local elected leaders gathered in Portland today to celebrate the opening of Florence House, a permanent housing facility for homeless women. Its construction was prompted by a sharp rise in homelessness in the city, and officials say it's a more effective model than emergency overnight shelters.
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Avesta Housing Board Members Elected to Additional Term May 10, 2010

Avesta Housing has reelected five of its Directors to serve an additional three-year term on the Avesta Board. More...

Park Street School project funding delayedMar 5, 2009

Avesta Housing's Park Street School project wasn't one of those approved for low-income housing tax credit for 2009. More...

Home for Homeless Women Moving AheadJul 18, 2008

Comprehensive Women's Center Zoning Upheld in Court. More...

Avesta Preserves Apartments in Southern MaineJul 1, 2008

After more than three years of effort, Avesta recently completed the purchase of Stephen Eaton Apartments in Wells. More...

Portland Housing Complex Opens in Bayside NeighborhoodJul 1, 2008

Wednesday was the "official" opening of Pearl Place, a 60 unit housing complex owned by Avesta Housing. More...

Avesta Announces 2008-2009 Board of Directors (Press Release - 05/08)May 1, 2008

Avesta Housing, Maine's largest non-profit developer and manager of affordable housing, announces board members for the 2008-2009 term.
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Avesta Housing Receives Honorable Mention at Seventeenth Maxwell Awards of ExcellenceJan 28, 2008

Avesta Housing received an honorable mention at Friday's Seventeenth Maxwell Awards of Excellence luncheon sponsored by the Fannie Mae Foundation and the Partnership to End Long Term Homelessness.
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Florence House awarded $400,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of BostonNov 29, 2007

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (the Bank) awarded $2.1 million in grants, loans, and rate subsidies to fund 127 units of affordable housing in Bangor, Harpswell, Perry, and Portland. More...

Little Falls Landing CompleteNov 16, 2006

Ribbon cutting ceremony is a celebration of many relationships More...

Maine Awarded $2.2 Million for Affordable HousingJun 30, 2006

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (the Bank) awarded more than $2.2 million to fund 68 units of affordable rental housing in Brunswick and Kennebunk, Maine. More...

Avesta Housing Receives National Award for Logan Place ProjectJun 7, 2006

Logan Place, a development providing housing for chronically homeless individuals, has been awarded the 12th Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award by the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition of Washington, D.C. More...

Unity Gardens Receives State RecognitionJun 1, 2006

Unity Gardens was awarded the Rural Development State Director's Award last month at a ceremony held in Lewiston.
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100 Unites of Housing Proposed for Bayside in PortlandJan 11, 2006

Avesta recently purchased 1.66 acres on Pearl Street, and plans to build the first phase in rental housing into two Townhouses. More...

Avesta Receives Three Tax Credit Awards in 2006Jan 11, 2006

Avesta Housing was recently awarded funding for three new developments. More...

Unity Gardens in WindhamJan 11, 2006

Completed and filled. More...

Homeless Shelters See Fewer ResidentsDec 28, 2005

For the first time in 20 years, homeless advocates are reporting a decline in homelessness in the city. More...

Elderly housing project advancesDec 12, 2005

A $5.7 million plan to provide affordable senior housing on Baribeau Drive was given an early show of support by the Planning Board. More...

Avesta to Develop Senior Housing in Portland's West EndNov 3, 2005

Avesta Housing will begin the process of developing 18 affordable apartments for seniors in Portland 's West End neighborhood More...

Waiting List Growing for Unity Gardens Mar 23, 2005

It's not due to open until late July or early August, but already more than 100 seniors with limited incomes have applied for one of 48 apartments at Unity Gardens. More...

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