The Quality Housing Coalition has received a $30,000 donation from InterMed to support their efforts in addressing the homelessness crisis in Greater Portland. Established in 1993, InterMed is Maine’s largest independent physician-owned practice and has grown to serve over 100,000 patients across the state with a team of over 900 clinicians and staff.
InterMed President Dr. Phyllidia Ku-Ruth stated that to commemorate their 30th anniversary, they wanted to place their support with an organization that directly works to mitigate the affordable housing crisis in southern Maine. The Quality Housing Coalition is working to secure permanent homes and financial security for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and they are thrilled to partner with InterMed for this cause.
The executive director of the Quality Housing Coalition, Victoria Morales, expressed her excitement about the donation and stated that stable housing is the foundation of health. The coalition’s Project HOME program has provided 650 permanent homes to more than 1,500 adults and children who have experienced homelessness. This partnership between InterMed and Quality Housing Coalition aims to address the community conditions that Maine people need to thrive. The lack of access to housing is a major barrier to good health, which is why this collaboration is so essential.