Holiday Closing

The City Office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observation of Fourth of July. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 for our normal business hours.

Maine’s Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program Application is Available

The program launched this morning and is now capable of accepting applications.

To apply for assistance, visit Maine.gov/HomeAssist.

Frequently-asked questions about the program are available at https://www.maine.gov/pfr/consumercredit/homeowner_assistance_fund/faqs.html. They can also be found at the consumer application portal.

If you have questions not answered on our frequently-asked questions page, you can contact the Bureau through our website. https://www.maine.gov/pfr/consumercredit/homeowner_assistance_fund/questions.html

Nonprofits around the state are prepared to answer questions and assist with the application process.

For residents of Aroostook County – Aroostook County Action Program (207-764-3721)

Homeowners requiring legal assistance or who are facing imminent loss of their home may be provided with assistance by two legal aid organizations, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and Legal Services for the Elderly, under contracts with the bureau.

A general description of the program, including income guidelines, benefit limits and required documentation, is found. https://www.maine.gov/pfr/consumercredit/homeowner_assistance_fund.html

Pandemic Relief Program for Utilities for Older Adult Renters

Trouble Paying Utilities? Financial Assistance is Available for Qualifying Older Tenants!

The ACAP Team can help you apply for benefits that are paid directly to the landlord and/or utility company and will not be counted as income against the household. All applications are processed locally by ACAP, and payment is typically issued in four to eight weeks. For more information, call ACAP at 764-3721 or apply online at www.mainerentrelief.com.

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