We see so many million-dollar homes for sale, how about something affordable in Maine’s largest city?

The nonprofit housing developer Avesta Casing this week opens Deering Place, a new 75-unit, $15. 3 million, affordable housing complex… in downtown Portland! Wait, what?

According to MaineBiz ,   Deering Place ( which will have some units at market rates ) is made up of three apartment buildings on Deering Street and Cumberland Avenue. There’s a new building, a renovated building, and a rework of an existing building and there’s parking included. Parking in Portland!

Avesta Housing Facebook/Jeffrey_Stevensen

Avesta Housing Facebook/Jeffrey_Stevensen

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The particular president and CEO of Avesta Housing , Dan Totman,   told MaineBiz that when housing costs are setting all-time records,

… we are proud to provide safe, quality, affordable homes in the heart of the state’s biggest city to a diverse population. Deering Place exemplifies our mission that everyone deserves a place to call home.

Anyone looking for housing knows that here in Maine it’s dire.   Avesta Casing , based in Portland, is the developer, owner, property manager, and resident service provider. They built or renovated this current $15. 3 million project with  maximum energy efficiency in mind.

Avesta Housing/Facebook

Avesta Housing/Facebook

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This is a great area and has lots of  amenities like a community room, laundry, and a parking garage. Based on MaineBiz , last year  6, 231 people applied for housing assistance through Avesta, a jump of 32%, and over a third said they were homeless. Avesta was only able to find casing for less than 8% of them. I’m so happy to spread the word of this amazing actual affordable housing.

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I hope there are more stories like this in the future. Maine needs more housing like this and fewer million-dollar condos.

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