The demolition of three of its buildings is slated for December. Read More
Lewiston says a former landlord owes it $200K. He didn’t list that debt when he filed for bankruptcy.
A former Lewiston landlord owes the city more than $200,000 in fines and fees for keeping his apartment buildings in disrepair, according to court records and city officials, but he didn’t list that debt when he filed for bankruptcy this summer. The omission raises questions about whether the… Read More
The Bangor Daily News’ examination of public records shows for the first time how much general assistance went to the very landlords the city had or would sue for letting their buildings deteriorate. Read More
Joe Dunne’s contentious relationship with the city highlights the tension between quality and affordability inherent in Lewiston’s efforts to revive its downtown housing. Read More
The saga of 32 Horton St. in Lewiston. Read More
When it comes to fixing Lewiston’s housing problem, all three 2019 mayoral candidates say finding a way to work with landlords is the best way to alleviate the city’s struggles with lead poisoning, eviction and uncooperative property owners. Read More
In recent years, the Lewiston code enforcement office has been more aggressive in pursuing remedies from landlords who operate unsafe housing. That sometimes means taking them to court to make them fix their buildings. Read More
This map represents the first known collection of the most difficult code enforcement cases in Lewiston and shows that a handful of people have been responsible for the bulk of deteriorating buildings. Read More
More and more, the city of Lewiston is taking action by suing landlords to get them to fix their properties. Read More
Safiya Khalid had already worked a full eight hours at her day job before she started knocking on doors in Lewiston’s Michaud Meadows subdivision. The late summer light was fading fast, and the overcast sky threatened rain. Read More
More than 400 people have contributed to a vision for housing in Lewiston that they hope will be funded with $30 million from the feds. That’s just the beginning. Read More
They wanted a home. Instead, they learned the human cost of living in Maine’s most distressed neighborhood.
In Lewiston, the economics that keep a healthy rental market afloat have largely collapsed. Read More