PORTLAND – Governor John E. Baldacci joined U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Philip Mangano and Preble Street officials at an announcement of a $1 million grant to Preble Street from the Kresge Foundation. The challenge grant will enable Preble Street to expand efforts to end homelessness under its new “Home for Good” campaign.
“Preble Street has long been recognized for providing a critical safety net to those in need in the community,” said Governor Baldacci. “Its leadership in addressing homelessness is making a difference, and benefits individuals and families. The “Home for the Good” initiative holds the promise to make great strides to end chronic homelessness for in the Portland area.”
The Governor noted that Preble Street has successfully built broad support for its efforts from many different partners, a critical step in addressing the often complex issues surrounding homelessness.
“We need to continue to coordinate the response to homelessness across government, nonprofit and private sectors,” said Governor Baldacci. “I’m proud of the work that’s been done and I’m committed to working together to reduce and eliminate the symptoms and underlying causes of homelessness.”