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New housing complex offers home to homeless

September 12, 2017 | WCSH6

Some members of Portland’s homeless population now have a place to call home.

Preble Street officially opened the third complex of its Housing First initiative: Houston Commons, an apartment complex designed to help the chronically homeless by providing a permanent place for them to live. Huston Commons houses 30 people who have been living on the streets of the city for years.

The building was paid for through a tax credit, it’s staffing and social work is paid for through private grants- Preble Street Resource Center is a non-profit.

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