WHEN: Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. ET via Zoom


Rising construction costs. Tiny inventories. Skyrocketing prices. Affordable housing has reached a crisis in Maine for renters and would-be owners alike.

Now lawmakers are grappling with a bill that creates new zoning rules to encourage denser development. And in the wings: $50 million in affordable housing assistance. Do we have the policies in place to break the bottleneck in affordable housing?

Join moderator Carol Coultas and panelists Dana Totman, president and CEO of Avesta Housing, Jeff Levine, owner of Levine Planning Strategies and a longtime Portland planner, and Amy Cullen, Partner and Vice President of The Szanton Company, as they take a deep dive into this timely topic.

This series is made possible by GrowSmart Maine and Bowdoin College and sponsored by Bangor Savings.