Governor Mills, Senator King & Rep. Pingree Announce $$ for Home Owners Affected by Covid-19

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Governor Janet T. Mills (D), the first woman governor of Maine,  US Senator Angus King (I) and Rep. Chelie Pingree (D) announced this morning a $50 milion Homeowners Assistance Fund through the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection to provide direct relief to Maine homeowners at risk of losing their homes because of hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The national program, authorized and funded through the American Rescue Plan, can be used by homeowners in default because of COVID-19 to pay home-related expenses including their mortgage, utilities and property taxes.

Homeowners can apply for up to $25,000 inmortgage benefits, including up to $15,000 in property tax assistance and $10,000 in utility payment relief.  Mazimum benefits under all aspects of the program connot exceed $25,000 per household.  Payments will be made on behalf of homeowners directly to creditors including mortgage services, municipalities or utiity companies.

To be eligible for assistance, homeowners must be below certain income limits, own and occupy a 1 to 4-unit dwelling in Maine and have experienced a COVID-19 related financial hardship after January 21, 2020.  Those hardships can include, for example, a temporary job loss.

To determine if they are eligible for assistance homeowners can begin the application process at www.Maine.gov/HomeAssst.  Or call:  1-888-664-2569.