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Maine municipalities warn of rent relief crisis for 8,500 families

Maine municipalities warn of rent relief crisis for 8,500 families

A legislative commission will recommend that the governor declare a state of emergency, as is Maine’s emergency rent assistance program. nearing its last days,

More than 8,500 homes in Maine were benefiting as of last week under the program, which was designed to distribute federal relief money to those who helped pay their rent or utility bills during the pandemic. was needed. It also placed unhoused manners in hotel and motel rooms.

Now, as federal funding for the program dries up, municipalities in Maine fear a humanitarian crisis.



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