Avesta Housing builds 52-unit apartment complex for asylum seekers in South Portland

South Portland will soon be home to a 52-unit apartment building that will provide housing for asylum seeking families, many of whom are currently staying in motels and shelters.

But some housing advocates say the new space is just a drop in the bucket.

Avesta Housing is overseeing construction of the new property, which will be able to house over 100 people in apartments ranging in size from efficiencies to three bedrooms.