Maine COVID-19 Rental Relief Program

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 8:15am

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MaineHousing, the Maine State Housing Authority, established a $5 million COVID-19 Rent Relief Program available to households that meet certain ability-to-pay requirements.

Daniel Brennan, director of MaineHousing in describing the program says “We understand that for most people this will not cover their full rent payment for the month,” Brennan continued. “We want to help as many people as possible and to do that, we capped the one-time payment at $500. We also want to be clear — this is not a rent forgiveness program. Renters are still responsible for paying their rent. We encourage tenants to communicate with their landlord and urge everyone to work together to get through this.”

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Richard Anderson

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