KeyBank donates $300,000 to Preble Street

Preble Street, a Portland nonprofit focused on reducing homelessness, will receive $300,000 from KeyBank’s charitable arm. KeyBank Foundation will make the grant over three years. The donation is part of a Key’s National Community Benefits Plan, which will commit $16.5 billion to community development and investment over five years. The plan will cover Key’s 15-state … Read more

Preble Street awarded $1.7M to aid veterans with housing needs in Maine

MACHIAS, Maine – Federal grants totaling nearly $4 million have been awarded to three organizations to help combat homelessness among veterans in Maine. A $290,000 grant to the Washington Hancock Community Agency marks the third year the agency has received funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, said Jennifer Trowbridge, housing and veterans services director … Read more

WERU Special: Solving Chronic Homelessness

In Portland, Maine, Preble Street marks the 10th year of its housing-first project, which aims to solve, not simply address, the problem of chronic homelessness. Two staff members at Logan Place help define the housing-first model and explore its effectiveness as a therapeutic intervention, which transforms lives. Logan Place, Preble Street’s first residential housing project, … Read more

Housing for homeless planned near Morrill’s Corner

Avesta Housing is looking to build a 30-unit apartment building near Morrill’s Corner in Portland for chronically homeless people with chronic medical conditions … … Jon Bradley, associate director at Preble Street, which staffs Florence House and Logan Place, said between two and five staffers would be at the Bishop Street facility 24 hours a … Read more

Federal funding for homeless shifts to housing programs

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — More than one million dollars in federal money is coming to Maine to help the homeless, specifically to place more chronically homeless people in permanent housing. The money is going to several agencies around the state that support housing first and rapid re-housing programs, which provide permanent housing for the … Read more

Task force member supports city's homeless prevention plan

As a member of the Portland Homeless Prevention Task Force, I am in full support of the task force recommendations and work plan. The task force, comprised of members of the business community, social service agencies and neighborhood representatives, spent several months examining issues and causes of homelessness, as well as workable solutions that lead … Read more