Avesta Housing preparing to open residential complex for asylum seekers

Avesta Housing is preparing to open a new apartment complex intended for asylum seekers.

The facility, on Westbrook Street in South Portland, will include 52 units, and the nonprofit housing developer hopes families can begin moving into their new homes in November.

“I think we’re all just excited to be a small piece of the solution,” Amanda Gilliam, Avesta Housing director of property management, said.