Brunswick library series to examine housing affordability

BRUNSWICK — As homelessness becomes more of an issue in town, Curtis Memorial Library will be holding a series of community conversations this fall on affordable housing.

All the sessions will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the library. “Housing Vulnerability & Homelessness” will launch the series Thursday, Oct. 18. “The Local Landscape” will be Tuesday, Oct. 30 and the final session, “Promising Practices,” will be Thursday, Nov. 29.

According to Tedford Housing’s website, in fiscal year 2018, 87 single adults and 15 families were housed in the Brunswick emergency shelters, and 450 people were helped with prevention services. Tedford, however, can also only assist about 20 percent of people who need help.

The Forecaster