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Avesta, Preble Street team up on proposed housing for Portland’s homeless

Avesta Housing and Preble Street have unveiled a proposal to build what’s being called “Site-based Housing First” — permanent housing with on-site support services for chronically homeless people — where the former Oxford Street homeless shelter stood in Portland. Avesta, a Portland-based nonprofit that operates 100 affordable properties, more than 3,000 apartments and two assisted

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Avesta Housing & Preble Street announce plans for new Site-Based Housing First homes and services

PORTLAND, ME — Avesta Housing, the largest nonprofit affordable housing provider in northern New England, and Preble Street, a nonprofit social work agency serving the most vulnerable people in Maine, have announced plans to provide Site-based Housing First permanent housing with on-site support services to chronically homeless people on the site of the former Oxford

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People on the Move

Ryan Fecteau has been hired as the senior officer of policy and planning at Avesta Housing. Prior to joining Avesta, Fecteau was the senior adviser on community development and strategic initiatives for the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation & the Future. He also served as the Maine House assistant majority leader and as chair of the Committee

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Avesta President & CEO Rebecca Hatfield featured in ‘Maine Business Show’

Avesta Housing President & CEO Rebecca Hatfield was recently interviewed about Avesta’s work and affordable housing needs for Episode 6 of “Maine Business Show.” Hosted by Quincy Hentzel, CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, “Maine Business Show” profiles local businesses and features interviews with entrepreneurs and executives based in Maine. Click below to watch the video.

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Avesta Housing receives grants for resident housing and support services

Avesta Housing recently received several grants to help us provide our residents with safe, quality, affordable housing and services. We are deeply thankful for their support. Bank of America Charitable Foundation: $30,000 to support the Avesta HomeOwnership Center’s (HOC) homebuyer education classes and financial stability counseling. TD Charitable Foundation: $20,000 to support Avesta’s Homeless to

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New HOC homeownership counselor making an impact

Rain Daugherty is the new homeownership counselor for the Avesta HomeOwnership Center, a HUD-certified agency that provides financial, foreclosure prevention, and first-time homebuying counseling services to Avesta Housing residents and the public. Rain’s primary role is to lead group educational workshops for first-time homebuyers who are purchasing single-family homes and landlord workshops for first-time homebuyers

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Former Maine House Speaker Joins Avesta in newly created position

PORTLAND, Maine — Avesta Housing, the largest 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

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