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The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will not reopen for new application submissions.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program was funded under two separate federal coronavirus relief bills passed into law by Congress in 2020 and 2021. The funding for this program was limited in scope without a continuing funding source.
If funds are available applications received before this date will be processed until funds have been exhausted. An email notification is sent approving or denying the application.
Those needing help covering the cost of their housing should consider the range of MaineHousing programs aimed at increasing housing stability and affordability.
If you are facing an eviction notice contact Pine Tree Legal Assistance. You can find a directory for their local offices at www.ptla.org. For tenants over the age of 60 contact Legal Services for the Elderly at 1-800-750-5353.
MaineHousing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, marital status or receipt of public assistance in the admission or access to or treatment in its programs and activities. In employment, MaineHousing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or genetic information. MaineHousing will provide appropriate communication auxiliary aids and services upon sufficient notice. MaineHousing will also provide this document in alternative formats upon sufficient notice. MaineHousing has designated the following person responsible for coordinating compliance with applicable federal and state nondiscrimination requirements and addressing grievances: Lauren Bustard, Maine State Housing Authority, 26 Edison Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330, Telephone Number 1-800-452-4668 (voice in state only), (207) 626-4600 (voice) or Maine Relay 711.