COVID-19 Resident Resources
Resident Information about COVID-19:
We are doing what we can to inform and support residents to stay safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. We want you to have all the information you need because understanding what COVID-19 is, how it is spread, and what you can can do to prevent it from spreading, is the best way to help every resident do their part to keep our family, friends, and neighbors safe.
We have provided updates and COVID-19 information via USPS mailings linked below. Also, your Local Health Officer is always available to answer question or address concerns that you may have. In addition to the resources listed on this page, in Maine you can always call 211 to get information.
We are very fortunate to live in a community of so many talented and caring friends and neighbors. Together we can do this and you can help make a difference.
MaineHousing: COVID-19 Rent Relief Program - October / November / December
The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to the COVID 19 pandemic. This program expands upon previous rent relief programs through MaineHousing. You can apply for this expanded program even if you applied and received funds before. This program now includes people who live in MaineHousing financed properties and do not have a Section 8 voucher or receive other governmental rental assistance.
This program is first come, first served and can help cover October, November, and December rent. You can apply for up to $1000/month for each month, even if you received funds in other rounds of the program.
You may apply for October and November rent as of November 2, 2020. December program applications begin on November 23, 2020.
Renters apply and the benefit is paid directly to the landlord/property management company. Landlords/property managers agree to postpone the balance of the payment, not forgive it, when they agree to participate. The landlord/property manager also agrees not to evict for non-payment of rent for the month(s) for which the COVID-19 Rent Relief was applied.
Somerville 9-23-2020 COVID-19 KMH Mailing:
Flyer: Quarantine vs. Isolation
Flyer: What Happens if I Have Contact with a COVID Case?
Somerville 3-18-2020 COVID-19 Mailing:
Town and LHO letters
Teresa Witmer-Kean LHO for Somerville
Funding Provided by the State of Maine’s Keep ME Healthy Program