Start Date

8-5-2020 12:00 AM

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Reuben Addo, PhD

Abstract

Increasingly, the voices of individuals experiencing homelessness are excluded from policy decisions that directly impact their lives. This study explores the opinions held by individuals experiencing homelessness in Portland, Maine, towards the City Council’s recent decision to relocate the Oxford Street shelter, the area’s only municipal shelter, from the city center to a site on the city limits.

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May 8th, 12:00 AM

The Effect of the Relocation of the Oxford Street Shelter on Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Increasingly, the voices of individuals experiencing homelessness are excluded from policy decisions that directly impact their lives. This study explores the opinions held by individuals experiencing homelessness in Portland, Maine, towards the City Council’s recent decision to relocate the Oxford Street shelter, the area’s only municipal shelter, from the city center to a site on the city limits.

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