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Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

An encampment of homeless people that has occupied Portland's City Hall Plaza for more than two weeks could disperse soon.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

The Portland mayor and a pair of city councilors held a "listening session" Wednesday morning with dozens of the city's homeless population who have established an encampment on the steps of City Hall. The goal was to try to improve communication after a week-long impasse over protesters' demands.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Daily life has changed drastically as Mainers take steps to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Preparing and maintaining needed services for homeless clients has proven to be a challenge for shelters, who are dealing with limited space, supplies and a dramatic decline in the numbers of volunteers.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Like many cities in Maine, Bangor has seen a growing number of people who are homeless. The city has limited shelter beds, and the problem is of particular concern during the cold winter months. There are local community and religious organizations that have stepped in to help out, including an unusual church that has grown from a small bible study into a social service hub in the city.

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Advocates for people experiencing homelessness are taking precautions as a heat wave is predicted to hit the state this weekend.

Activists Bring Attention To Homelessness Outside Portland City Hall

Jun 21, 2019
Julie Pike / Maine Public

Activists sat outside Portland City Hall Friday to draw attention to the needs of homeless residents.

Nora Flaherty / Maine Public

Candidates for Portland City Council took questions on Friday from people who are or have been homeless at a forum by the advocacy group Homeless Voices for Justice.

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland officials are searching for another location for a proposed 200-bed homeless shelter that has received pushback from many residents.