Falmouth will build more senior apartments

FALMOUTH (WGME) — More affordable housing for low income seniors is coming to Falmouth.

In a rare move this week, the Falmouth Planning Board granted preliminary and final approval for 19 senior apartments in the Blackstone Development off Depot Rd.

The developer, Avesta Housing, asked for a waiver of normal procedure because of financial deadlines imposed by investors. The vote was unanimous.


Multi-Housing Difference: Pushing (or Sealing) the Envelope to Make Multi-Unit Housing Affordable

Maine Realtor

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Pingree, Concannon visit 1 of nearly 400 summer meals sites in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Rep. Chellie Pingree joined a member of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture at one of Maine’s summer meals sites on Tuesday.

The USDA funds nearly 400 sites throughout the state where Monday through Friday, kids can get a free meal.

“The USDA, we support these meals, but it takes partnerships with the Housing Authority, with the Alliance, with Preble Street,” said Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services with the USDA.

Concannon grew up in Portland, so Rep. Pingree wanted to show him what that funding is doing for the kids in his community.

Amanda Hill


Avesta Selects Yardi Voyager Affordable Housing

August 4, 2016

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avesta Housing has adopted cloud-based Yardi Voyager® Affordable Housing as its business platform for its affordable housing management portfolio. Avesta will streamline its property management and accounting processes and replace several pieces of software with the Yardi Voyager Affordable Housing solution stack.

As a nonprofit organization, Avesta Housing describes its technology objectives as a component of the company’s overall mission to facilitate communication and service. By replacing disparate software databases with Voyager, Avesta will have faster access to information, a more responsive operating platform, and reduced time managing data. Voyager’s resident portal will allow them to engage residents more easily.

“We expect Voyager will make us more efficient by improving communication between departments and residents. That efficiency will enable us to spend more time with our residents and achieve successful outcomes,” said Chris Kilmurry, director of property management and resident services for Avesta.

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