Lack of affordable housing leaves some renters desperate for help

Housing advocates say low-wage earners looking for an affordable place to live are often becoming “desperate.”

The federal moratorium on evictions, intended to protect struggling renters during the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to expire at the end of July.

Dana Totman, Director of Avesta Housing which creates and runs affordable housing units, says the nonprofit is answering up to 500 phone calls per week from Mainers seeking help.

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