About South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA)

In early 1943, The South Portland Housing Authority was established to provide defense housing for the numerous families that were moving into the area in the defense war effort industry in South Portland. When the Federal Government liquidated defense housing after World War II, the South Portland Housing Authority was established.

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of the South Portland Housing Authority is to provide quality housing for low to moderate income, elderly, individuals with disabilities and families in need.

In order to achieve this mission, we will:

  • Ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing.
  • Recognize the residents as our ultimate customer.
  • Seek problem-solving partnerships with SPHA, residents, community and government 
            leaderships.
  • Efficiently apply limited HUD resources by using risk assessment techniques to focus our 
            oversight efforts.
  • Create opportunities for residents’ self-sufficiency and economic independence

The physical plant of the South Portland Housing Authority today consists of:

Section 8
Public Housing
consisting of:
     St. Cyr Court 
     Hazard Towers 
     Landry Village
     Scattered Sites 
Ridgeland Gardens
Ridgeland Estates
Mill Cove
Adam Court
Betsy Ross House

389 Housing Choice Vouchers
346
(22 handicap accessible)
        100 (10 handicap accessible)
        100 (5 handicap accessible)
          50 (5 handicap accessible)
          96 (2 handicap accessible)
  44 (4 handicap accessible)
  80
(8 handicap accessible)
  82 (10 handicap accessible)
  10 (all handicap accessible)
123 (12 handicap accessible)