Housing First – Huston Commons, Florence House, Logan Place


Housing First

Huston Commons, Florence House, Logan Place

Portland, ME
Developments Completed: 2017, 2010, 2005
90 efficiency apartments for individuals experiencing homelessness

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Housing First has proven to be the most effective way to end homelessness in cities throughout the country. It can be the difference between life and death. 

Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness as opposed to addressing predetermined treatment goals prior to permanent housing entry.

 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Our three Housing First communities in Portland, Maine, were born from a shared vision between Avesta Housing and Preble Street. Our vision is to solve homelessness through access to safe, quality, and supported housing for people experiencing the most acute health, housing, and service needs.

Property Information

Huston Commons


  • 30 efficiency apartments

Target Population: 

  • Chronically homeless individuals with significant medical conditions

Sustainable Features:

  • Highly insulated
  • Water-conserving fixtures and features
  • High-efficiency heating system
  • Low or no-VOC paints and materials
  • Energy Star-qualified appliances, lighting, and fixtures

Florence House


  • 25 efficiency apartments
  • 15 safe-haven beds
  • 10-25 emergency shelter beds

Target Population:

  • Chronically homeless women

Income Limits:

  • 1 person: $32,520

Sustainable Features:

  • Solar panels

Logan Place


  • 30 efficiency apartments

Target Population:

  • Chronically homeless individuals

Income Limits:

  • 1 person: $32,760

Development Team - Huston Commons

Development Team - Florence House

Development Team - Logan Place

Funding - Huston Commons

Funding - Florence House

Funding - Logan Place

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