Avesta Housing


About Us

Avesta Housing's mission is to promote and provide housing opportunities primarily for Southern Maine people in need. Avesta advocates for affordable housing, develops and manages high quality housing, and helps residents access other needed services.Since its founding in 1972, Avesta Housing has grown to be the largest nonprofit affordable housing developer in northern New England. Avesta owns and/or manages more than 2,200 apartments, operates an assisted living facility, and runs a HomeOwnership Center that provides home buyer education and foreclosure prevention counseling. A chartered member of NeighborWorks, Avesta has established a reputation as one of the country’s most innovative and respected leaders in affordable housing. Avesta receives consistently high marks from its many state, federal and private-sector partners, and is recognized nationally for groundbreaking work in bringing together nonprofit, for-profit, private and public-sector organizations for the benefit of Maine communities. Since 2012, Avesta has seen substantial growth, with 462 new housing units in 14 projects completed or currently under construction, representing a total of $96 million in construction activity. Avesta’s growth earned it a place in Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s Top 50 Developers list.

Contact Us

Dana Totman, President and CEO

307 Cumberland Avenue
Portland,  Maine   04101

Phone: (207)553-7777

Community Programs

  • Housing and/or Financial Counseling

Housing Development and Rehabilitation

  • Single Family For-Sale Development
  • Multi-Family Rental Development

    Property Management and Resident Programs

    • Property Management
    • Resident Services