Housing

General Information


The resources listed here can help you find a place to stay. If you need somewhere to stay temporarily or on short notice, look under Shelter. If you need somewhere to live permanently, look under Permanent Housing.

 

Portland


Shelter

 

Hope Acts – Hope House

About:  Hope House is a place where asylum seekers can stay while their asylum application is pending. Residents must be at least 18 years old, and generally stay at Hope House for anywhere between six months and two years. In addition to providing stable, safe housing, Hope House also offers support and referrals to residents in  four key areas: English language acquisition, legal support, work authorization and securing employment, and making social connections with Americans and fellow immigrants.

Phone:  (207) 274-6005

Email:  The Program Coordinator for Immigrant Support can be reached at carolyn@hopeacts.org

See a map or visit the website.

 

Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter

About:  The Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter provides a safe place for homeless youth to sleep when they have nowhere else to go. If you need a bed, you should sign up for one by 4:30 p.m. The shelter opens its doors at 8 p.m.

Phone:  (207) 775-0026

See a map or visit the website.


Permanent Housing

 

Portland Housing Authority

About:  The Portland Housing Authority provides public housing, or reduced-price apartments and houses for people who cannot afford it. There are certain requirements that you must meet in order to be eligible, and you must apply in order to live in public housing.

Phone:  (207) 773-4753

See a map or visit the website.

 

 

Lewiston-Auburn


Shelter

 

New Beginnings

About:  New Beginnings offers an emergency shelter and other services for youth.

Phone:  (207) 795-4077 or call the 24-hour line at (207) 795-4070

See a map or visit the website.

 


Permanent Housing

 

Lewiston Housing Authority

About:  The Lewiston Housing Authority provides public housing, or reduced-price apartments and houses for people who cannot afford it. There are certain requirements that you must meet in order to be eligible, and you must apply in order to live in public housing.

Phone:  (207) 783-1424

See a map

 

Auburn Housing Authority

About:  The Auburn Housing authority provides public housing, or reduced-price apartments and houses for people who cannot afford it. There are certain requirements that you must meet in order to be eligible, and you must apply in order to live in public housing.

Phone:  (207) 784-7351

See a map or visit the website.