BANGOR- Bangor hired a homeless outreach coordinator last fall.
Since then, 45 people have been placed in permanent housing.
15 of those were in the last 30 days, as shelters reduce capacities for COVID-19 concerns.
Not only has the coordinator been connecting them to housing, but the resources they need to stay there.
“I have to say I‘m pretty proud of the city staff on this and I‘m pretty proud of the work our homeless outreach coordinator has done,” said city councilor, Laura Supica. “45 people, and 15 in the last 30 days. That’s a very quick response time.”
Even during this pandemic, the outreach coordinator is still working with homeless people across the city.
It’s estimated there are about 20 to 30 unsheltered people.
Bangor Area Homeless Executive Director Boyd Kronholm said the shelter has seven beds available.