Brunswick library series to examine housing affordability

[Library manager Sarah] Brown said she was inspired to hold the series after reading a blog post from James Myall, a policy analyst with the Maine Center for Economic Policy. 

Myall will speak during the first session of the series, which will explore the many reasons why people might lose their housing, including “financial fragility,” according to the library.

When reading Myall’s blog post, Brown said a specific statistic caught her eye: if met with an unexpected expense of $400, one in four Mainers, or 45 percent of people statewide, reported they would need to borrow money or sell something to cover the bill.

“That’s incredibly fragile,” Brown said. 

Click here to read the full story, published October 3 in The Forecaster.