Maine's Department of Transportation has carried out "sweeps," forcibly displacing unhoused residents. We're seeking information to learn more about the department's policies, practices, and cooperation with local governments.

As cities like Portland forcibly displace unhoused residents, they have cooperated with the state's department of transportation (DOT). We're seeking information to learn about the policies and enforcement practices happening throughout the state, how DOT is involved, and how towns and cities may be working with DOT. Policies like camping bans and sweeps harm unhoused residents, are a waste of resources that ignore the root causes of homelessness, and threaten unhoused people's constitutional rights.

See our request in the PDF at the bottom of this page or here.

This request is in progress and the page will be updated after we have received and analyzed all relevant documents. Last updated: June 3, 2024.