- Caitlin DeLuca
Leadership In Action: Rep. Grayson Lookner fighting to protect Mainers from eviction
This has been one of the hardest years in recent memory. Our leaders stepped up to the plate to protect Mainers, to ensure that working families stayed afloat. One of the ways Gov. Mills ensured Mainers stayed safe and healthy is by putting a moratorium on evictions.
However, the moratorium is set to run out at the end of the month, and many Mainers are still struggling. Stimulus checks have only just started to be sent, and Maine’s rental relief program only re-opened on March 1st.
That’s why we’re grateful for Rep. Grayson Lookner, who is fighting to expand the eviction moratorium!
Rep. Lookner’s bill would prevent any evictions until 90 days after the expiration of the public health emergency declared by Gov. Mills. This would ensure that, as long as the state of Maine is under a public health emergency, no Mainer will be forced out of their home.
We can’t afford to risk families losing their homes just as we’re starting to heal. This bill will give Mainers the time to get back on their feet while remaining safe and secure in their homes. Thank you, Rep. Lookner, for your leadership!