Avesta Housing's Catherine Elliott joins us to share about the opening of Gauvreau Place, a multi-story apartment building in Lewiston owned by CCI that is providing 35 new homes for individuals and families in our neighborhood.
CCI and Avesta, who partnered as a developer on the project, celebrated the building's opening on July 12th with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Governor Janet Mills, MaineHousing Director Daniel Brennan, Avesta President and CEO Dana Totman, CCI's Shawn Yardley, and Johanna Gauvreau spoke at the event honoring the opening of the building as well as Paul Gauvreau, whom the building is named after.
Paul Gauvreau was a well-known Lewiston attorney and state legislator who served for more than 20 years in the Office of Maine’s Attorney General. Gauvreau also served as a CCI board member and supported many local organizations including Tri-County Mental Health Services, The Boys and Girls Club, Kiwanis, and Legal Services for the Elderly. He passed away unexpectedly in April of 2020.
Located at the corner of Blake and Pine Streets in Lewiston’s Tree Streets Neighborhood, Gauvreau Place will bring much needed safe and affordable housing to the city. Learn more about the building and ribbon cutting ceremony here.
To donate to the Paul Gauvreau Legacy Fund, established in honor of Paul to provide CCI flexibility to quickly respond to the changing needs of the community, please visit our website.