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Florence House

Florence House


  • Finalist for the 2010 Affordable Housing Readers Choice Awards
  • Innovative "Housing First" project using Low Income Housing Tax Credit financing
  • "Our challenge now is to house everyone--and Florence House is showing us how we can.
    By providing three types of housing -- from independent living to safe havens to emergency beds -- to 60 women here in Portland, each of whom face unique challenges, Florence House recognizes that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to confronting homelessness in our communities." - Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Project Costs: Est. $5 million
  • Click here to download a brochure on Florence House
  • Click here to watch a video about the women who live at Florence House


  • 25 Single Room Occupancy Apartments
  • 15 Safe Havens - Semi-Private Living Spaces
  • 25 Emergency Beds
  • Onsite Services Provided by Preble Street. Read more here.


  • MaineHousing
  • Northern New England Housing Investment Fund
  • City of Portland
  • HUD McKinney
  • Project Based Section 8 Vouchers

Development Team

  • Attorney - Curtis Thaxter Stevens Broder & Micoleau LLC
  • Architect - Gawron Turgeon Architects
  • Builder - Ganneston Construction
  • Mechanical - Bennett Engineering
  • Site / Civil - Mitchell & Associates