Category Archives: Advocacy

New Horizons in Housing

What Public Law 2021, Chapter 672 (LD 2003), the “Housing Act” Means for Maine Overview LD 2003, signed into law by the Governor on April 27, 2022 as Public Law 2021, Chapter 672, also known as the “Housing Act,” marks … Continue reading

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November Federal Advocacy Alert: Historic Tax Credit Provision

Update courtesy of Greater Portland Landmarks Historic Tax Credit Provisions REMOVED from bill! Last week, a new iteration of the reconciliation infrastructure bill was released and was significantly reduced in scope, excluding the Historic Tax Credit (HTC) enhancements and many … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Year in Review for 2020-2021

Since its inception, MEREDA has continued to make progress on behalf of the development community addressing the challenges and issues relating to Maine’s real estate activities. MEREDA’s strength has always come from the support and participation of its valued members. … Continue reading

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Maine’s Affordable Housing Needs Go Through the Roof, Leading to Call for New State Tax Credit

Greg Payne, Director, Maine Affordable Housing Coalition Maine is experiencing a fundamental mismatch between its housing stock and its housing needs, and that mismatch is creating enormous problems for our families and our state’s economic well-being. For tens of thousands of Mainers, … Continue reading

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MEREDA Board of Directors votes to join the No on 1 campaign organized to defeat the referendum

This fall, Maine voters will face yet another ill-conceived citizen-initiated referendum that would establish a new tax to fund a home health care initiative.   The proposed referendum would:  * Impose a massive tax increase in the form of a payroll … Continue reading

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Join MEREDA on February 7th for a Portland Moratorium and Zoning Amendments Forum

After years of very limited development of new market rate housing in Portland, development volume is up significantly, providing new housing developments in the single family, condominium and apartment markets.  Portland recently revised its R-6 zoning that applies on the … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast – A Presentation by FocusMaine

Join MEREDA for breakfast on February 1 from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the Portland Regency Hotel for a presentation by FocusMaine, a 10-year initiative to strengthen and revitalize opportunity and prosperity in Maine by accelerating the creation of quality jobs in the areas … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s 2018 Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

Each January, over 750 of the state’s leading real estate experts attend MEREDA’s TD Bank Sponsored Signature Event, the Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase.  Scheduled to be held on January 18, 2018 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, … Continue reading

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Portland Question 1. Big bureaucracy that’s bad for affordable housing.

Say NO to Rent Control Portland Question 1 – the rent control proposal –  is on the ballot for Portland voters’ consideration on November 7. MEREDA believes that if passed, the initiative could have significant and unintended negative impacts on … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Year in Review 2016 -2017

Since its inception, MEREDA has continued to make progress on behalf of the development community addressing the challenges and issues relating to Maine’s real estate activities.  MEREDA’s strength has always come from the support and participation of its valued members. … Continue reading

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