CURRENT ACTION: Housing is a Human Right

At Preble Street we know that #HousingIsAHumanRight, and we are so excited to see federal legislation that seeks to ensure that every person has safe, dignified housing!   Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Grace Meng (NY-06) have recently introduced the Housing Is a Human Right Act, which provides more than $300 billion for crucial housing infrastructure while increasing affordable … Read more

ACT TODAY to ensure that Mainers have access to life-saving resources!

ACT TODAY to ensure that Mainers have access to life-saving resources! Contact Congressman Jared Golden and tell him to co-sponsor the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2021 and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Restoration Act of 2021! Food insecurity and hunger have risen in Maine and throughout the country since the pandemic began. The Closing … Read more

Discrimination Against Homelessness Pilot Project

Have you or someone you know experienced discrimination based on your housing status? Last year, Homeless Voices for Justice successfully advocated for the passage of the Discrimination Against Homelessness Pilot Project, which directs the Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC) to collect complaints of discrimination based on housing status. This includes complaints that a person was … Read more

Tell the Portland City Council: NO SHELTER MORATORIUM

Update June 4: The attempt to pass a moratorium on shelters in Portland needed 7 City Councilor votes to pass as an emergency measure. It failed by one vote. Now we have a tougher road ahead. This Monday, June 7, the Portland City Council will vote again to institute a moratorium on emergency shelters in … Read more

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED: Contact Portland City Council before Monday afternoon

UPDATE: New vote on June 7. Take action here. Today we learned that this Monday, May 17, the Portland City Council will vote whether to implement an immediate Emergency Shelter Moratorium in the Bayside neighborhood of Portland. We need you to call and email the Portland City Council IMMEDIATELY and tell them to vote no on this moratorium. It’s … Read more

Support LD 1478: An Act to Decriminalize Homelessness

At Preble Street, we know that the solution to homelessness is housing, not handcuffs. That is why we support LD 1478: An Act to Decriminalize Homelessness. Join us in telling the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety that they must pass this important legislation! Click here to send an email to the … Read more

Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict and the Recent Murders of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color

Preble Street is relieved that Derek Chauvin has been held accountable for the murder of George Floyd. However, this verdict does not bring justice to Black communities, nor does it solve the centuries-long tradition of racist state violence in America. Yesterday, Andrew Brown, Jr. was killed by a police officer. In the last few weeks, … Read more

Help pass LD 996! Dental care IS health care!

This Monday, April 26, at 1 pm there is a public hearing for LD 996: An Act to Improve Dental Access for Maine Children and Adults with Low Incomes. Currently, Mainers with low-income over the age of 21 do not have access to preventative, diagnostic, and restorative dental services. This leaves them in pain with abscesses, tooth decay, … Read more