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Logan Place: Home for Good

Despite the most severe thunderstorm in recent memory, more than 100 people turned out for the dedication of Logan Place in Portland. Logan Place is Maine's first "Housing First" project. It is based on the philosophy that providing a stable, independent living environment for homeless people is an effective way to combat homelessness.

[Photo: Logan Place in Portland, Maine]
Logan Place in Portland, Maine

Avesta Housing developed the 30-unit efficiency apartment complex and services are provided by Preble Street Resource Center. Sources of financing included HUD HOME funds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and several foundation grants.

Governor John E. Baldacci and Philip Mangano, Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, were among those who took part in the dedication ceremony.

Logan Place is named for Bruce Logan, a long-time social worker, Preble Street board member, and advocate for the poor.

To learn more about the HOME program, visit HUD's website. To learn more about Avesta Housing, visit their website at http://www.avestahousing.org or call 1 (800) 339-6516.

[Photo: Attendees at the dedication of Logan Place]
From left to right: Dana Totman, President of Avesta Housing; Governor John Baldacci; Philip Mangano; Dale McCormick, Executive Director of Maine State Housing Authority; Mark Swann, Executive Director of Preble Street.

Content Archived: March 21, 2011

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