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Student Loan Project

Welcome to PTLA’s Student Loan Project! We provide free legal services to student loan borrowers. We help people with:
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Land Installment Contracts, Options to Buy, and Rent-to-Own Agreements in Maine

Introduction Understanding the kind of purchase agreement you have when you are trying to buy land or a home is very important. Often when people buy land or land and a house (sometimes called 'real property') they take out a mortgage or loan and are given the deed to the property when they buy it, and before they move in.
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Maine State Housing Authority Emergency Rental Assistance Program FAQ

Have you lost income, had increased expenses, or some other type of financial hardship during COVID-19? You might be eligible for help through a new Maine State Housing Authority Program. This program may help you pay up to 18 months of rent or utility bills. We answer some common questions about this program below.
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Portland Maine Landlord Tenant Rules - December 2020

Important Resources to Prevent Eviction Getting evicted? Worried you might be soon?
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COVID-19 & Rights of Maine Renters: CDC Eviction Ban Struck Down

The CDC issued an order banning some evictions. This order has been struck down by the Supreme Court. Learn how you can protect your housing.
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Rights of Special Education Students during COVID-19

Posted and up-to-date on 8/26/2020 - Cross posted on KidsLegal.org What do I need to know? There is still a lot of uncertainty around what school will look like in the Fall. What will happen at your child’s school will depend on where you live in Maine.  
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KIDS Legal and COVID-19

Posted and up-to-date on 4/22/2020 KIDS Legal wants you to know that during this difficult time, PTLA, including KIDS Legal remains open to new cases and committed to protecting the rights of children with disabilities.
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COVID-19 Maine Eviction & Rental Housing FAQ

Important Resources to Prevent Eviction Getting evicted? Worried you might be soon?
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Student Loans & COVID-19 FAQ

Posted and up-to-date on 4/6/2022
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Rights of Maine Renters: Eviction

Can my landlord turn off my utilities or change the locks on my door or kick me out without going to court? No. It is illegal for your landlord to throw you out by force. Your landlord must get a court order before they evict you.