Maine Landlords Will Have Tough Choices Come August
This Friday, that extra $600 federal unemployment will be set to expire, which means that the extra money that people had in their pockets outside of the state unemployment will no longer be there.
There will be no more illegal fireworks going off in the middle of the night, and the most significant issue that we could be facing is a lot of evictions filed as of August 3rd, according to WGME.
"Tenants are in a very tenuous position, for the most part, they've been able to pay their rent to date, but they're doing it by cobbling together a whole lot of sources, sources that are expiring." Maine Affordable Housing Coalition Director Greg Payne told our news partners at WGME.
I personally have several friends that have taken the opportunity while unemployed to either move back in with their family, and one of them skipped town altogether and moved up North 3 hours and bought herself a small plot of land with an RV to get through these tough times.
This problem doesn't just face Maine residents in apartments but also small business owners renting space with their shops and restaurants.
It's also said in the WGME article that landlords are small business owners as well, and to keep prices competitive, they're also living hand to mouth.
What are your thoughts? Do you think that this problem will be able to be worked out? Hopefully, that won't be the case, because Mainers always come together and work things out.