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New apartment complex provides permanent home for homeless


HOMELESS — NOW HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE. OFFICIALS WITH THE CITY OF PORTLAND OPENING HUSTON COMMONS THIS MORNING rt NEAR MORRILL’S CORNER. THE FULL-FURNISHED EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS ARE HOME TO MAINERS WHO HAD BEEN LIVING ON THE STREETS OR IN SHELTERS FOR YEARS. THIS IS THE THIRD SUCH COMPLEX IN PORTLAND ArtND THE CITY SAYS APARTMENTS LIKE THESE ARE ALREADY PROVIDING A MAJOR BENEFIT FOR THOSE WHO NOW CALL THEM HOME. ” rt “they’re thrilled to have a bed of their own for many of them it’s beyond belief that they can actually close their own door and have their own space so they’re thrilled to be there but nevertheless it’s rt a major major shock for them because they’ve been on the streets for so long” “HUSTON COMMONS” IS NAMED FOR STEVE HUSTON, A FORMERrt PREBLE STREET EMPLOYEE WHO OVERCAME HOMELESSNESS AND BECAME AN ADVOCATE FOR PORTLAND’S HOMELESS. rt

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