Officials Looking to Get a Handle on Number of Homeless
Advocates for the homeless in Maine hope to have a better idea of the extent of homelessness following a survey.
Officials fanned out Wednesday evening for a "point-in-time" homeless count.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires homeless service providers who receive federal funding to conduct an annual estimate of the homeless population on a given night each January.
Federal officials say Maine's homelessness has remained flat since 2010. Based on last year's data, Maine experienced a double-digit decline in chronic homelessness.