The Quality Housing Coalition received a $30,000 donation from InterMed on Monday to aid their efforts in addressing the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. InterMed, Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice, established in 1993 and serving over 100,000 patients with a team of more than 900 clinicians and staff, wanted to commemorate their 30th anniversary by supporting an organization that directly works to mitigate the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine.
Through its Project HOME program, the Quality Housing Coalition has provided permanent homes to over 1,500 adults and children who have experienced homelessness, totaling 650 homes. The partnership between InterMed and Quality Housing Coalition aims to tackle the community conditions that are crucial for people in Maine to thrive. Access to housing is a significant barrier to good health, making this collaboration vital.
InterMed President Dr. Phyllidia Ku-Ruth expressed her excitement about the donation and stated that stable housing is the foundation of health. The executive director of the Quality Housing Coalition, Victoria Morales, expressed her gratitude for InterMed’s support and emphasized that their partnership will help address the root causes of homelessness in Greater Portland.