Two years ago, Shelley Williams was living at the Comfort Inn in Scarborough, which operated as a temporary homeless shelter during the pandemic.
After being on a waiting list for more than a year, Williams now has an apartment at Avesta Housing’s Wessex Woods in Portland. She is a success story, said Lauren Dembski-Martin, social services navigator for the town of Scarborough.
“She has been on quite a journey,” Dembski-Martin said. “She made some really positive changes in her life after being unhoused.”