How new COVID relief bill with impact Mainers

This bill extends the federal unemployment programs Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation.

“The establishment of a rent relief fund I think will be a big deal for a lot of people,” said James Myall, a policy analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy.

“Then also increasing food assistance for folks that qualify for that as well,” he said.

Click here to read the full story, first published December 28, 2020, in Fox Bangor.