Maine businesses back rent relief bill to help them retain workers


The letter highlights gaps in Maine’s housing policies that rent relief could fill with targeted and fast support. “The investments your administration has made to support building affordable housing and the unhoused are well placed, but we can see that Maine continues to have huge unmet housing needs. According to a Maine Center for Economic Policy analysis, nearly one-in-three Maine workers who rent a home or apartment pays more than one-third of their income toward housing.”

Click here to read the full story, first published January 8, 2024 in Beacon.