Record numbers of homeless people in Portland, ME

Aug 17, 2011 6:16pm

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(NECN: Amy Sinclair, Portland, ME) - More families than ever are struggling to get by. Shelter workers in Maine’s largest city are scrambling to accommodate record numbers of homeless people this summer.
");?> Today, shelter workers gathered at Portland City Hall in search of both short and long term solutions.

The Portland family shelter is not exactly home sweet home.

"I'm happy this place is here, don't get me wrong," said Alan Beam.

Alan Beam and Sarah Green and their two children ended up here three weeks ago after an Arson Fire forced them out of their old apartment.

"It's very challenging to be here because my daughter is about to second gradeâ€