BDN features UMaine student trying to recontextualize the housing crisis

The Bangor Daily News featured Brenna Jones, a University of Maine junior and McGillicuddy Humanities Center undergraduate research fellow, who is studying the housing crisis in the greater Bangor area and possible solutions. In addition to finding policy solutions to address the problem, Jones, who spent her high school years both unhoused and precariously housed, wants her research to inspire a change of perception of people who experience housing insecurity. “They’re human beings with their own histories, hopes and dreams,” she said. “Some went to college and would like to use their degrees. They’re just like anyone else, they just ran up against the broken system we have, and it can happen to anyone.”