Avesta Housing works to finalize plans for 100 new apartments for asylum seekers

Avesta Housing is working to finalize plans to provide 100 new apartment units for asylum seekers staying in Portland area hotels.

Right now, homeless shelters in the area are full and hundreds of asylum seekers are staying in overflow hotels that cost roughly $240 a night.

“That’s very costly to the city and the state and the government, and so, the quicker we can move them out of hotels, the more money we can save,” Avesta Housing executive director Dana Totman said.