Help End Veteran Homelessness in Maine

Veteran homelessness is a SOLVABLE problem. Preble Street Veterans Housing Services (VHS) is a member of the Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee (HVAC), an alliance existing to ensure veteran homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

HVAC is completing the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness application to declare a systematic end to veteran homelessness in Maine. While acknowledging some veterans may continue to fall into homelessness in Maine, there will be a system in place to help connect them to permanent housing and support services within 90 days of identification.

The goal of HVAC is to create a system in which a veteran experiencing homelessness will be connected to housing within 90 days of being identified.

To cross the finish line and end veteran homelessness in Maine, we need landlords to partner with HVAC.

By partnering with HVAC, landlords gain access to resources they wouldn’t otherwise have:

  • Community of highly organized, closely coordinated service providers
  • A financial safety net
  • Trained staff support in mediating and resolving issues with tenancy
  • Supportive services for veteran tenants
  • Additional information to aid admission decisions

Landlords who want to partner to end homelessness in Maine should share available rental units on Padmission, an online housing search platform used by caseworkers to find housing for clients.

For for more information about renting to veterans, contact:
Robert Marcroft
Preble Street Housing Liaison Supervisor
207-775-0026 ext. 1295 / rmarcroft@preblestreet.org


Help End Youth Homelessness in Maine

First Place is a highly supportive transitional living Preble Street program where young people (16-21) learn to live independently. The program supports housing for young people who have the will and the drive to develop the skills to succeed.

What we offer:

  • Rent: We guarantee 100% rental payment for the duration of the lease.
  • Support: Staff meet with the youth 1-3 times a week to continue developing independent living skills.
  • Home visits: A First Place representative visits at least weekly to ensure the apartment is clean and there are no maintenance needs.
  • Damage/Security Deposit: Preble Street provides a full security deposit as well as coverage of damages outside of “normal wear and tear” when needed.

Landlords who want to partner to end homelessness in Maine should share available rental units on Padmission, an online housing search platform used by caseworkers to find housing for clients.

For more information about the First Place program, contact:
Katie Collins
Preble Street Teen Services Caseworker
207-775-0026 ext. 1307
kcollins@preblestreet.org