The tight housing market in Portland is putting a squeeze on the city's shelters
The tight housing market in Portland is putting a squeeze on the city's shelters. According to Portland social service statistics, Portland shelters had a 17 percent increase in bed nights during fiscal year 1999 over the same period last year. Clients range from those with mental illnesses and chronic substance issues, to entire families. Mark Swann of the Preble Street Resource Center said he's seeing a different population of people who can't afford the skyrocketing rents in Portland.
Housing Portland, Shelters Emergency
Giampetruzzi, Tony, "The tight housing market in Portland is putting a squeeze on the city's shelters" (1999). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 24.
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