Help us do more
At Avesta Housing, we know firsthand the struggles older adults face when seeking adequate housing. We provide safe, affordable homes to 4,000 each year, nearly half of whom are older adults. Yet, the number of older adults seeking a safe, affordable home from us each year far exceeds our capacity to help. The number of applicants on wait lists for affordable senior properties is staggering, especially relative to the very few vacancies that become available annually. Once these individuals have obtained a home, they often eventually require additional support services in order to age in place safely and with dignity.
Securing an affordable home is critical to the health and well-being of older adults, which is why Avesta Housing and its partners have embarked on a fundraising campaign called The Silver Hearth Fund. The Silver Hearth Fund will provide vital support to assist the most vulnerable among Maine’s older population.