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How the end of federal rental relief has left renters in Maine without housing options

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Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News
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Since federal emergency rent relief disappeared late last year, evictions have been on the rise, and renters are finding themselves without a home or scrambling for housing. We’ll talk with municipal leaders and agencies that are trying to find solutions to this rental crisis, which is compounding Maine’s already-crippling shortage of affordable housing.

Panelists:
Debbie Laurie, city manager, City of Bangor
Greg Payne, senior advisor, housing policy, Office of the Governor

VIP Callers:
Kobi Perry, director, Family & Health Service, Western Maine Community Action
Kristina Egan, executive director, Greater Portland Council of Governments
Martin Grohman, councilor (Ward 3), City of Biddeford

Resources:
Maine Housing notices for emergency housing options:
https://mainehousing.org/docs/default-source/rfps/2023-nofa-winter-warming-shelters.pdf
https://mainehousing.org/docs/default-source/rfps/2023-nofa-long-term-solutions.pdf

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