University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gym opens as temporary homeless shelter

The University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gymnasium will open Friday as a temporary homeless shelter due to the coronavirus outbreak in the state. The University of Maine System partnered with Preble Street to create the 50-bed shelter. Preble Street is operating the shelter with the help of the Maine State Housing Authority and the Maine … Read more

Cutting aid to poor people doesn’t magically make them less poor

Reducing assistance for poor people in the U.S. is a centerpiece of the budget the Trump administration unveiled Tuesday. It calls for huge cuts to Medicaid, Social Security disability payments, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, food assistance and other anti-poverty programs. It also would pass more responsibility for many of these programs to states and … Read more