AUGUSTA — Rep. Victoria Morales, D-South Portland, is sponsoring a bill in the Maine Legislature designed to help Mainers obtain and maintain stable housing.
Morales said the inspiration for the bill came from Gov. Janet Mill’s Economic Committee in 2020.
“Schools need students to have safe and affordable housing. Doctors and nurses need patients to have safe and affordable housing. So it’s about housing and it’s about our economy,” Morales said.
Morales said the bill invests in housing navigators to help connect tenants with landlords.
Additionally, she said there are incentives for landlords to keep their properties as safe as possible.