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Why Scarborough is in the middle of a housing boom

Scarborough, the beach-lined Maine town just south of Portland, is permitting more new buildings than any other municipality in the state. Between 2017 and 2022, the town issued 1,717 building permits, according to data from the United States Housing and Urban Development Department. That is 83 more units than were permitted in Portland, a city with

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Norway Savings donates $100,000 to Portland-based Avesta Housing

Norway Savings Bank, which serves customers at 24 branches across the state, has donated $100,000 to Portland-based Avesta Housing to help provide housing and support to people in need. “We recognize the urgent need for more housing across Maine and we take our role in meeting this challenge very seriously,” Norway Savings Bank President &

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Norway Savings Bank provides $100,000 gift to Avesta Housing

Avesta Housing, the largest nonprofit affordable housing provider in northern New England, has received a $100,000 gift from Norway Savings Bank to help provide affordable housing and support services to people in need. Avesta has more than 100 properties serving more than 4,000 people, and more than 800 new homes in its real estate development

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Former Maine House Speaker Joins Avesta Housing

Ryan Fecteau has been named senior officer of policy and planning at Avesta Housing, the largest nonprofit affordable housing provider in Northern New England. In the newly formed role, he will be part of Avesta’s real estate development team, supporting the organization’s advocacy efforts and working on municipal-level coordination to move new developments through key milestones.

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Avesta hires former Maine House speaker from Biddeford

Avesta Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing provider in northern New England, has hired former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Ryan Fecteau for a newly formed role of senior officer of policy and planning. As a member of Avesta’s real estate development team, he will support Avesta’s organizational advocacy efforts and work on municipal-level

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Former Maine shelter to be converted into affordable housing, address needs of homeless people

Avesta Housing plans to turn the former Oxford Street homeless shelter in Portland into permanent housing. Avesta has reached an option agreement to buy the 1/3 acre property and is considering plans to develop a mixed-income community, including Site-based Housing First and multifamily residential housing with approximately 30 to 50 affordable apartments. Avesta Housing plans

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At least 30 ‘Housing First’ apartments planned at former Portland homeless shelter

Developers are planning at least 30 affordable “Housing First” apartments for homeless people at the former site of Portland’s Oxford Street homeless shelter. Avesta Housing, a Portland-based nonprofit affordable housing provider, has secured an option agreement to purchase the 1/3 acre parcel at 203 Oxford St., which was once Portland’s centrally located homeless shelter before

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‘Housing First’ obtains another property to get people off the streets

PORTLAND, Maine — The former Oxford Street shelter is set to become Maine’s fourth site-based Housing First property, according to Avesta Housing. The non-profit’s CEO, Rebecca Hatfield, said Monday that Avesta is under contract to purchase the City of Portland’s former homeless shelter. She said the plan is to demolish it and construct 30 new units for

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