Tag: Cumberland County

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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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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Groundbreaking held for new mixed-income community in Westbrook

WESTBROOK (WGME) –- As the housing crisis continues, more units are going up in Maine. Tuesday morning, New Ventures with Avesta Housing hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new housing community in Westbrook. The Maple Grove housing development will be a mixed-income community for adults aged 55 and older. Maple Grove is expected to have

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