Portland council set to vote on housing funding

Councilors will also allocate a mix of federal and Housing Trust funds to help pay for affordable housing at 977 Brighton Ave., 178 Kennebec St., and the Portland Housing Authority’s complex on Front Street in East Deering.

Councilors will be asked to vote on using $370,000 of Home Investment Partnerships Program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to house people 55 and older at 178 Kennebec St. in Bayside.

The PHA Front Street renovation and expansion could receive $510,000 from the same source.

Councilors will also vote on using $925,000 from the Housing Trust Fund for the Front Street work, which will add 61 housing units to the complex while replacing 50.

Councilors will be asked to support Avesta Housing’s plan to build more than 40 units for people 55 and older at 977 Brighton Ave. with $300,000 of Housing Trust Fund money.

The Forecaster