How Data is Ending Chronic Homelessness in Maine

From the USICH Blog

11/24/2015 – How Data is Ending Chronic Homelessness in Maine

By Cullen Ryan

In rural Maine, as I imagine it is in other rural areas, it has been difficult to track down our chronically homeless population. Bouncing through small shelters several months at a time, people remained homeless for years, while not appearing “chronic” to any one shelter. The result: Our shelter system was becoming congested with people homeless for very long periods of time, using beds night after night. We invented an approach to more easily identify and target the people staying the longest, and the results are impressive.

The Maine Statewide Homeless Council decided….click here to read the whole story on USICH website.