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Avesta President & CEO addresses DEI in MEREDA podcast

Avesta Housing President & CEO Rebecca Hatfield recently participated in a discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for “MEREDA Matters,” a podcast by the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA). “If I can inspire even one Black child to believe in themselves when they see me as a leader, that’s positive,” Rebecca says. “I

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KeyBank Foundation donates $400K to Avesta Housing for staffing, services

Avesta Housing has received a $400,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation to enhance services for residents of the nonprofit developer’s affordable housing properties. The funds, to be awarded over four years, will be used to expand staffing and ensure residents have access to health care, meals, and educational and employment opportunities such as job training, professional

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KeyBank commits $400,000 to expand Avesta affordable housing services

KeyBank Foundation has made a four-year, $400,000 grant commitment to enhance services provided to residents of Avesta Housing properties. The funding will be used to expand resident staffing to ensure all residents of Avesta Housing have access to services such as health care and nutrition programs, educational and employment opportunities, professional certification and English language

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Avesta Housing receives $400,000 grant commitment from KeyBank Foundation

PHOTO: KeyBank Maine Market President Tony DiSotto, second from right, presents a check for $400,000 to (L-R): Avesta Housing Vice President of Property Management & Resident Services Amanda Gilliam, Avesta Housing President & CEO Rebecca Hatfield, and Avesta Housing Vice President of Advancement Sara Olson. PORTLAND, Maine, January 11, 2024 – Avesta Housing has received

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Avesta Housing gets $200,000 donation from Gorham Savings

Avesta Housing is receiving a $200,000 donation from Gorham Savings Bank to address Maine’s housing crisis. The bank is giving the money to aid in the development of energy-efficient affordable homes and support services for homeless people, Avesta Housing said in a prepared statement. Avesta Housing, the largest nonprofit affordable housing provider in northern New

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Gorham Savings Bank pledges $200,000 to Avesta Housing

PORTLAND, Maine — Gorham Savings Bank has pledged $200,000 to Avesta Housing, the largest nonprofit affordable housing provider in northern New England, to aid in the development of energy-efficient affordable homes and support services for people in need. The multi-year gift will address two key components of Avesta’s work: Improving access to support services to

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Affordable housing for older adults takes root in Scarborough’s Firehouse Village

Avesta Housing, a nonprofit organization committed to providing affordable housing solutions, has unveiled its latest project, Village Commons, as part of the broader Firehouse Village redevelopment initiative in Scarborough. Located on Route 1, Village Commons replaces the former Oak Hill public safety complex and is described as energy efficient. It offers 31 one- and two-bedroom

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NBT Bank donates $5,000 to Avesta Housing

PHOTO: Lynne Roche, left, a member of the Avesta Housing board of directors and chair of the Avesta Housing advancement committee, and Kim Twitchell, Avesta Housing board member and senior director of affordable housing for NBT Bank, celebrate the announcement of a $5,000 donation from NBT Bank to Avesta Housing. PORTLAND, Maine — NBT Bank

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Ryan Fecteau serves as panelist at Maine Outdoor Economy Summit

Ryan Fecteau, Avesta Housing’s senior officer of policy and planning (pictured at far right above), served as a panelist on Dec. 1 at the annual Maine Outdoor Economy Summit in Rockland, Maine. The panel focused on the need for housing and its impact on the economy and employers. In 2022, Avesta received almost 9,000 applications

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