Homelessness in the U.S. is a national disgrace

On Wednesday, Phil Allen, who is the veterans housing service manager for the Portland-based Preble Street Resource Center, discovered a man who had been living in his car for the past four months.

The man wasn’t found in Portland.

He was found in Oxford Hills as Allen and dozens of other social workers and housing advocates scoured towns across Maine to count the number of homeless people living here.

Found Wednesday, but living in his car for the past 120-some days, means this man endured weeks and weeks of near-zero temperatures both day and night. There is no way a person can stay warm under those conditions [click here to read the full editorial on the Lewiston Sun Journal website].