The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to
circumstances related to the COVID 19 pandemic. This program expands upon the previous rent relief
program through MaineHousing. You can apply for this expanded program even if you applied and
received funds under the other program.
This program provides up to $1,000 per month for a maximum of three (3) months for rent not covered
by any other Federal, State or Local program. The three month period is for prior months and/or the
current month. The applicant is the renter and the benefit is paid directly to the landlord. If the landlord
agrees to participate in the program, the landlord is postponing the balance of the payment, not forgiving
it, and further agrees not to evict for non-payment of rent for the month(s) for which the COVID-19
Rent Relief was applied.
Check out the 2020 COVID-19 Rent Relief Expanded Program FAQs
If you are a renter and think you may be eligible, click here to learn more or apply.
Landlords – If your tenant applies and you agree to participate in the program, you will need to complete the 2020 COVID-19 Rent Relief Expanded OwnerAgent Agreement Acknowledgement Fillable form before we can make a payment. We will also need a W9 from you before payment can be made.