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NEWS & RESEARCH

CHOM has commissioned a variety of research projects related to its housing and advocacy. 

CHOM is also frequently featured in various forms of news media. 

Learn more about CHOM's research and keep apprised of CHOM in the news below.

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NOVEMBER 2023
CHOM Development Officer Brian Kilgallen was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article "A lack of elevator inspectors is holding up new Maine housing" on 11/29

CHOM was mentioned in the John T. Gorman article "With this support, I know I can succeed" on 11/13

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan wrote the Portland Press Herald Maine Voices column "Commentary: Sanctioning homeless encampments would be a grave error" on 11/10

OCTOBER 2023
CHOM was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald article "State announces plan to sweep Portland's Marginal Way homeless encampment" on 10/4

SEPTEMBER 2023
CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was mentioned in the Vox article "Some homeless people won't go to shelter. Should they be left outside?" on 9/14

AUGUST 2023
CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was mentioned in the WMTW story "'Life is in limbo': Portland to move asylum seekers into temporary hotels when they close the Expo" on 8/15

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald article "Instead of sweeping homeless encampments, Portland is trying a new housing-focused approach" on 8/7

JULY 2023
CHOM mentioned in the Bangor Daily News article "Mercy redevelopment will bring 165 rental units to Portland" on 7/31

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in Senator Collins' Press Release "$15 Million for Community Housing of Maine McAuley Residence Advanced by Senator Collins in Funding Bill" on 7/27

CHOM mentioned in Senator Collins' Press Release "$23.5 Million for Maine Substance Use Disorder and Programs Advanced by Senator Collins in Funding Bill" on 7/27

CHOM mentioned in the Maine Biz Article "How developers are remaking a former hospital site to suit a historic Portland neighborhood" on 7/24

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Maine Monitor article "Legislature passes ‘historic’ bill to address housing shortage, homelessness" on 7/9

CHOM Development Director Bree LaCasse was featured in the Portland Press Herald article "Hospital to housing: Former site of Northern Light Mercy nears a rebirth" on 7/9

 
JUNE 2023
CHOM mentioned in the DBT News Article "CVS Health Corporation [CVS] stock Initiated by Piper Sandler analyst, price target now $85" on 6/27

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Mainebiz article "Rhode Island company invests $8.4M in Portland affordable housing" on 6/21
 
CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the McKnights Senior Living Article "CVS Health invests $8.4 million in construction of affordable senior housing in Maine" on 6/21
 
CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the PR Newswire Press Release "CVS Health invests $8.4 Million in Portland affordable housing" on 6/20

MAY 2023
CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Inside Higher Ed article "Housing Migrants in College Dorms?" on 5/30
 
CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the WPOR story "Are unused college dorms the answer to helping solve the homelessness crisis?" on 5/24

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Maine Monitor article "Homeless people ponder next destination as Portland housing crisis intensifies" on 5/21

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Maine Public story "Advocates look to college dorms as options for asylum seeker housing" on 5/19

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the News Break article "Homelessness in Maine: Can vacant dorms be the unexpected solution?" on 5/19

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Portland Press Herald article "Could Maine's college dorms help solve the homelessness crisis?" on 5/18

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Maine Monitor article "Portland says 'we're pushed to the brink' by mounting homeless crisis" on 5/14

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Maine Wire article "Maine Lawmakers Seek General Assistance Reform Amid Migrant Crisis" on 5/11

Winter Landing and the Equinox were featured in Thornton Tomasetti's Annual Review 2022/2023 on 5/2
 
CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Portland Press Herald article "Emergency shelter committee supports task force to address encampments in Portland" on 5/4

APRIL 2023
CHOM Director of Advocacy Vickey Merrill was featured in the WGME13 story "Portland to remove homeless encampment off Marginal Way" on 4/26

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Portland Press Herald article "Housing-first strategy ties stable residences with social services" on 4/23

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Maine Public article "State lawmakers debate setting aside tens of millions for new affordable housing projects" on 4/14

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Maine Senate Democrats article "Reny introduces bill to invest in affordable housing options in rural Maine" on 4/14

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Spectrum News article "Maine's House speaker is pushing a 'Housing First' bill to address homelessness. Here's what that means" on 4/13

CHOM was featured in the Business Wire article "Boston Financial Closes on $131 Million National Multi-Investor Fund" on 4/12

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Morning Sentinel article "Legislators ponder bill that would let many Maine renters keep pets" on 4/7

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Fox 23 Maine story "Advocates for housing first program speak in Augusta in favor of new bill" on 4/4

CHOM Executive Director Cullen Ryan was featured in the Kennebec Journal article "Maine House Speaker Talbot Ross touts 'Housing First' plan" on 4/5

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