New Meadows

New Meadows offers 14 units of transitional housing in Portsmouth for young people who have aged out of foster care.
exterior view
Spring 2018

New Meadows at the Dorothy Lemelson House (New Meadows) is a newly constructed two-story property in Portsmouth with 15 rental units, including 10 studios and 5 one-bedroom units. Developed by Bridge Meadows in partnership with New Avenues for Youth (NAFY), New Meadows serves as transitional housing for young people ages 17-21 who have aged out of the foster care system. One apartment is a non-restricted unit for a NAFY counselor, with the remaining units reserved for households earning up to 50% AMI. NAFY will provide skill-building training, educational resources, and case management to assist residents with goal achievement.

Amenities at New Meadows include a community room, community kitchen, laundry room, and interior and exterior bike racks. The site is less than 0.5 mile from groceries, pharmacies, restaurants, and other shopping and services, and within blocks of two bus stops that provide frequent bus service. The project is also located one block away from the Bridge Meadows North Portland family housing community, which allows for intergenerational connections between New Meadows and Bridge Meadows residents.

For questions about unit availability or to fill in a New Meadows Interest Form:

New Avenues for Youth

Building Profile

Project TypeNew Construction
Regulated Units14
PSH Units-
Total Units15
Bedroom SizeUnits
30% AMI-
40% AMI-
50% AMI14
60% AMI-
80% AMI-

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

Portland Housing Bureau$1,377,173

Development Team

  • Bridge Meadow, Sponsor
  • Carleton Hart Architecture, Architect
  • Walsh Construction, General Contractor
  • New Avenues for Youth, Service Provider