MEREDA's Morning Menu - The State of Housing in Bangor - June 4

Housing has become a large topic of conversation in service center communities across the state.  Businesses, families and individuals are being impacted by Maine's recent economic trends; rising construction costs, rental affordability challenges and limits on the supply of both market and affordable housing options are hampering communities in different ways.

An overview of recent portfolio sales of apartment properties, in the Bangor market, will be presented.  In addition, a regional summary of multi-family housing development will be provided.

Make plans to join MEREDA in Bangor on June 4th at Hollywood Casino to learn about Bangor's recent months-long study of its housing issues and hear about what City officials and area partners are doing to impact the supply, quality and affordability of housing in the Queen City.

About the Event:

June 4, 2019 - 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Hollywood Casino Bangor, 500 Main St., Bangor, ME

Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 AM

Program: 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Our Presenters:
Philip Drew, City Assessor has been serving in his current position since January 2015.  He is responsible for all aspects of the day to day operation and long term planning of the Assessing Department, managing the departmental personnel, and conducting assessments of personal and real property for the City of Bangor.

Jeff Wallace, a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, has worked for the City of Bangor for 10 years.  During the first nine years he managed the City's home repair program; said program provided low interest loans to Low to Moderate Income homeowners to complete needed repairs.  He has been a certified Code Enforcement Officer since 2014 and the Director of Code Enforcement since April, 2018.

Jason Bird is the Housing Development Director for Penquis.  Jason oversees an existing portfolio of over 300 units of affordable housing in the Eastern Maine region and is responsible for developing new affordable housing and acquiring existing rental housing properties. Before joining Penquis, Jason worked for 10 years doing community and economic development at the municipal and regional levels. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration, both from the University of Maine.  He currently serves on the Board of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition.


Registering for this Event:

Your RSVP is requested by May 28, 2019. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted  to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after May 28, 2019. 

Ticket Prices:

Members: $25 each | Non-Members: $35 ea | Prices increase by $10 after May 28, 2019

This MEREDA Morning Menu Breakfast Event is Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, Bowman Constructors and the City of Bangor.  

Visit for more information and to register

Jennifer Doyle, Administrative Assistant 
Maine Real Estate & Development Association
6 City Center, 3rd Floor
Portland, ME  04101
T:  207-874-0801  |  F:  207-899-4870  |  [email protected]