Resident Services

Resident Services

Property Management

Avesta Housing manages 101 affordable properties consisting of more than 3,000 apartments. But a building by itself does not make a home. Our success derives from our strong desire to provide our residents with the best possible living experience. Each property's activities and services are site-specific according to the needs of the people who live there.


All properties managed by Avesta Housing are supported by a team of property managers, resident service coordinators, and maintenance technicians. These trained professionals make sure that buildings are safe, clean, and well-maintained, and assist residents with making connections to the community resources they need to live safely and comfortably.

Financial Counseling

Available to Avesta Housing residents and the community at large, the Avesta HomeOwnership Center (HOC) is a place for people to learn from skilled and compassionate counselors about the intricacies of financial health and how that connects to housing.
HOC services help create housing stability for renters and homeowners.

Food Security

Avesta Housing partners with numerous food banks to help ensure that residents who are food insecure receive the help they need. One of the largest of these partners is Wayside Food Programs, which distributes community meals to Avesta properties and facilitates donations of food from their warehouse to Avesta residents and the broader community.

Housing First

Through a partnership with Preble Street, we provide apartments and 24/7 support services to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness. We have three Housing First communities that provide permanent housing, amenities, and support services to help unhoused people transition into safe, stable, permanent housing – Huston Commons, Florence House, and Logan Place.

Immigrants &
Asylum Seekers

Avesta has developed expertise in effectively serving recent immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We collaborate with many support service providers, including Furniture Friends, Greater Portland Family Promise, and Wayside Food Programs. Funding for these support services comes from individual donors, local and state government, and several Maine-based foundations, including the John T. Gorman Foundation.

After-School Programs

Avesta Housing partners with local nonprofit organizations to provide children with educational activities after school and during school breaks and summer vacation. One of these programs is provided in the Brick Hill neighborhood of South Portland in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, which was made possible by a grant from the United Way of Southern Maine’s Brick & Beam Society.