Maine works to end homelessness among veterans

So far this year 450 veterans and their families have been served at Preble Street, according to Executive Director Mark Swann. Twenty-five of those veterans entered the shelter system across the state due to homelessness.

Preble Street, with the help of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Easterseals Maine are creating a system to help house veterans within 90 days of being identified as homeless. Support systems will also be in place for the vets and landlords.

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