Portland to consider expanding, privatizing homeless shelter

Portland's Oxford Street Homeless Shelter. (BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett)

The Portland City Council on Monday night agreed to study consolidating, expanding and privatizing the city’s Oxford Street Homeless Shelter, currently Maine’s largest and only municipally run shelter. The word “privatizing” often brings to mind situations where governments hand over the management of public institutions to private corporations, under the auspice that the corporations can […]