It is illegal for a Maine landlord to refuse to rent to you because of your color, race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, having children, or getting public aid. Contact us if you have questions or think you have suffered illegal housing discrimination.
Here is a list of self-help information about fair housing - in several languages.
Watch and listen to our ASL video and audio versions in English, Spanish, French, Somali, and Arabic.
You can help fight housing discrimination in Maine by becoming a Fair Housing Tester.
Check out our new podcasts on Harassment in Rental Housing and Religious Discrimination in Rental Housing (March 2016)
Fair Housing for People with Disabilities (October 2010)
Frequently asked questions about fair housing, who is covered, and the basic rules.
Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities (March 2015)
Can I Get a Service Animal if I'm a Renter? (November 2013)
Fair Housing in Maine (11 languages)
Fair Housing: Your Right to Rent or Own a Home ( ASL video, text and audio; March 2014)
El derecho a la vivienda: el alquiler o la posesión de una casa (text and audio; marzo 2014)
Cadaaladda Guryaha: Xaqa Aad u Leedahay Guri Kireysasho ama Guri Iibsasho (text and audio; March 2014)
الإسكان العادل في مين (يناير )2010
Logement Equitable: Votre Droit à la Location ou à l'Achat d'une Maison (text and audio; mars 2014)
公平住屋法: 法律保障您購買或承租住屋的權利 (2014年3月)
Закон о справедливом жилищном праве: Ваши права при съёме или покупке жилья (October 2010)
Toùm löôïc veà Bình ñaúng Gia cö (10/2010)
Ute Moyweyo Eyo Machiek (10/2010)
karsñak;enAesµIPaBsegçb (Khmer 10/2010)
HUD Fair Housing Multi-language Publications
Find more general information about fair housing in many lanugages.
Sexual Harassment: Your Fair Housing Rights (April 2010)
You should not have to subject yourself to sexual harassment in order to get housing, keep housing, or live in housing safely.
Entimidasyon seksyèl nan kontèks lojman (out 2016/August 2016 - Haitian Creole translation of "Sexual Harassment: Your Fair Housing Rights)
Yon mèt kay w‐ap anfème, oswa yon vwazen‐w ta kapab fè‐w vin viktim entimidasyon oubyen agresyon seksyèl. Sa rive moun, ni gason ni fi. Ou pa pou kont ou nan pwoblèm sa. Men li kapab difisil pou‐w rete nan yon kay kote mèt kay la oubyen vwazen yo ap pèsekite‐w pou seks.
Fair Lending (March 2009)
This explains common problems of discrimination in mortgage lending, how to file a complaint if you are being discriminated against, and general information about predatory and subprime lending.
Rights of Maine Renters: Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (September 2017)
Sometimes people who have been abused have trouble getting and keeping housing. Sellers and landlords must be fair to you.
Los derechos de las mujeres maltratadas a la vivienda razonable (marzo 2005)
Questions about Fair Housing in Maine? Ask Pine Tree Legal Speakers Bureau (May 2011) We will speak to your group about how fair housing laws work in Maine.
Fliers and Handouts (.pdf files)
Fair Housing in Maine (9/09)
Entimidasyon seksyèl nan kontèks lojman (Haitian Creole - Sexual Harassment in Rental Housing) (8/2016)
Vivienda Justa en Maine (09/09)
Logement Equitable dans le Maine (09/09)
الإسكان العادل في "مين"9/09
Bɛ̈ï kε Maine cïnic tiεεl (09/09)
سكونت منصفانه (Fair Housing) در مين 09/09
Updated March 2015