COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES
(Updates will be posted as they become available)

Federal Stimulus Bill Summary (CARES Act):  Click Here

Unemployment Assistance:
From the Maine Department of Labor:  On March 28, Congress enacted, and the President signed, new unemployment programs to provide relief to people affected by COVID-19. These new programs are complex, and we are working to implement them as quickly as possible. Those who have exhausted all available benefits already or are self-employed should wait to file a claim for benefits. Since these programs have not been implemented yet, filing at this point will only result in a denial. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available. Once implemented, benefits will be paid retroactively.

Click Here to check regularly for updates.

Small Business Administration (PPP Loans & EIDL Grants) CARES Act FAQs:  Click Here

Maine Loan Products for Small Businesses and Individuals:
There are no-to-low interest rate loan programs available to eligible Maine businesses and individuals/employees who experience hardships due to COVID-19: Click Here

Maine Real Estate Commission:
As of March 30, the Maine Real Estate Commission has made no changes to licensing, renewals, or continuing education requirements. MREC staff are working on-site and telephone calls and emails are being addressed. They are still receiving and processing regular mail. Access to the MREC offices are now restricted to employees only. To transact business, make inquiries, or file complaints with the MREC, please use online, email (rlestate.com@maine.gov) or telephone services (207-624-8521).

Click Here for MREC information.

Click Here for a list of distance education providers (including the Core Courses).

Maine Registries of Deeds:  Click Here

NAR Guidance for REALTORS®:  Click Here

NAR Open House Guidance:  Live in-person open houses not currently allowed in Maine due to Governor’s Executive Order.

NAR Coronavirus Advocacy FAQ’s:  Click Here

Federal Legislation Regarding Medical and Sick Leave:
The federal “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” enacted on March 18 expands family medical leave and paid sick leave for employers and self-employed individuals. Click Here for more information.

For Property Owners Facing Hardship:
Guidance from FHA, FHFA, Fannie and Freddie, HUD, CFPB, the IRS, RD, student loan debt, VA: Click Here

Your Health and Safety: