Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) FAQ

Introduction The Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund (“Maine HAF”) is a program meant to help homeowners who have experienced a financial hardship connected to COVID-19 and are at risk of losing their homes. This is a grant based program, homeowners will not have to pay this money back.

Rights of Maine Renters: Unsafe or Unfit Housing

Maine law gives tenants an "implied warranty of habitability." This means that your landlord must promise that your home is safe and fit to live in.

Tax Credit for Making Home Accessible to People with Disabilities

This is a tax credit for people who modify their home to make it more accessible for a household member with a disability.

Get a Refund on Your Property Taxes or Rent

Tax credits for people with low incomes who own their own homes or pay rent.

Repair and Deduct: a self-help tool for tenants

Maine law provides tenants with minor safety issues a self-help "Repair and Deduct" remedy.  You can find a sample form here.

I Can't Pay the Taxes on my House: What Can I Do?

In Maine, if you cannot pay your tax bill for the property you live on, there is something you can do. Your city or town can decide that you don't have to pay some or all of it. This is called a "poverty tax abatement."

What You and Your Family Should Know About Lead

The Lead Paint Project is based in our Lewiston Office. We can help you with questions about lead paint and lead poisoning. You can call Attorney Lynn Ward (207-400-3273) to ask questions about lead or set up an appointment. All information is free. Your information is kept confidential.

The Maine Homestead Exemption: Tax Relief for Maine Homeowners

Introduction The Maine Homestead Exemption may lower your property tax bill. It makes it so the town won't count $20,000 of value of your home for property tax purposes.

How Much Heat and Other Basic Utilities Does My Landlord Have to Provide?

Important Resources to Prevent Eviction Getting evicted? Worried you might be soon?

Tenant's Repair and Deduct Form Letter

Caution! Repair and deduct can be a risky strategy - read our information about the Rights of Maine Renters in Unsafe or Unfit Housing before you try to use this form!