Homelessness in Maine has three root causes that must be addressed

No one chooses to be homeless. It’s a hard life, especially during a winter like this one. You wait in line for food, wait in line to use the bathroom, wait in line for a place to sleep.

Homeless people get sick more often than the rest of the population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. They are also more likely to be the victims of violence. Homeless people don’t live as long as even the poorest people who have housing, and they die at a rate four to nine times that of the general population …

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