New apartments may soon be available for asylum seekers in greater Portland

New apartments may soon be available for asylum seekers and their families.

Right now, Avesta Housing is negotiating the rental terms with the developers for two properties in greater Portland.

Asylum seekers from Angola say they’re eager to apply for the new apartments.

The state will pay the rent for the apartments until the asylum seekers are able to secure jobs, and it will cost a lot less than the public dollars being shelled out to local hotels.