Policy & Research
COMING FALL 2022
This fall, MaineHousing will be launching a limited-time program to assist Maine residents who may have fallen behind or had difficulty paying their drinking water and wastewater bills. The program will provide direct payments to water and sewer utilities on behalf of customers.
This program will be available to income-qualified Maine households who receive their water through public water or wastewater utilities and have an account in their name. It will cover unpaid bill balances, property liens for water utility non-payment and bills for customers facing a disconnection notice. The program may also provide a credit to eligible households to defray future water costs.
The guidelines for the program are still being developed, but if you would like to be notified when the program opens, please provide an e-mail address below.
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