Josh Soley, principal of Maine Realty Advisors and owner of Axe Cap LLC, purchased a building in Portland to convert into a halfway house. The residence will have 16 rooms for men who have been registered as homeless for more than six months. The 19th-century brick building had previously been used as a short-term residential rehabilitation facility.
Soley decided to open a halfway house after he met Benjamin Skillings, founder and president of Freedom House LLC, an organization that runs seven houses for a total of 90 sober men across Maine. The Portland property wasn’t widely advertised, but Soley found out about it from friends of friends. He decided to name the halfway house Chamberlain House and to follow Freedom House’s concept.
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