Founded in 2004, Homestart is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that seeks to create and preserve affordable year-round housing on Peaks Island. For over a hundred years, Peaks has been home to people working on the island and in Portland, and also a popular summer destination. Rising real estate prices and competition from high summer rentals has meant that many islanders now find housing costs beyond their reach. To preserve a healthy, diverse year-round community, Peaks needs more housing that’s affordable for year-round residents of moderate incomes.
Board of Directors:Betsey Remage-Healey, PresidentChris Roberts, TreasurerAnn Marie BarterBill HallTimothy Wyant