Rental assistance available



ELLSWORTH — Downeast Community Partners has $50,000 in rental assistance funding available to help tenants struggling to pay their bills in Hancock and Washington counties.

Then nonprofit is awarding up to $500 in rental assistance to families and individuals. The application is through the Maine State Housing Authority. Interested renters can learn more at https://www.mainehousing.org/programs-services/rental/rentaldetail/covid-19-rental-relief-program. Income guidelines are as follows:

  • $3,696 for an individual.
  • $4,833 for a two-person household.
  • $5,971 for a three-person household.
  • $7,108 for a four or more-person household.

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