Federal tax changes would ease Maine’s affordable housing shortage, says one developer

A group called “Up for Growth” released a study last month that found Maine was about 9,000 affordable housing units short in 2019.

The Portland-South Portland region alone was said to be some 8,000 affordable housing units short.

Morning Edition Host Irwin Gratz talked recently with Dana Totman, President of Avesta Housing, who says the problem is much worse and the solution requires more government funding: