By the numbers Homeless in Maine


8,000: Number of homeless people in Maine over a year

76: Percentage who come from Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec and Penobscot counties

32: Percentage not staying at shelters

51: Percentage who were disabled, mostly by mental illness or physical handicap

26: Percentage who said they abused drugs or alcohol

Source: Maine State Housing Authority, 2007 survey