Acknowledging and Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Pine Tree Legal Assistance acknowledges and celebrates each November as Native American Heritage Month.  The work of our Indigenous Peoples Unit is important to our work promoting fairness and justice for all.  We are committed to finding a better path forward to support In
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Service and Assistance Animals in Maine: What's the difference, and what are my rights?

Introduction If you have a disability, and you have an animal that helps you with that disability, you may have the right to bring that animal into places where you wouldn’t be allowed to bring a pet.  
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Maine Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) FAQ

Notice: The Maine HAF Program is winding down. Complete applications received after January 10, 5 PM will be put on a waitlist.
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Home Repair Contracts in Maine

Introduction Maine has old homes and old homes need repairs. In fact, all homes will need repairs at some point! Home repairs can be expensive and can affect your life in many ways.  
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Portland Maine Landlord Tenant Rules

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

Podcast: National Origin Discrimination in Housing is Illegal

Podcast - Federal and State Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination against people who are from countries, other than the U.S, when selling, renting, financing, or other housing related transactions.

Podcast: When Fair Housing Laws Do Not Apply to Rental Housing

This podcast focuses on rental housing and Fair Housing laws. You can listen to the podcast above, or read the full text below. This podcast is also available in:
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Sample Letter: Maine Notice to Landlord of Bedbug Infestation

Here is a sample letter you can send to your landlord to notify them of bed bugs in your building.  NOTE:  This notice was drafted for use by Maine tenants.  The laws may be different in other states.
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Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act

Introduction The Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 is a law that may allow many combat-injured veterans to claim a refund or credit from the IRS. This article is a brief summary of who may be eligible, and how to find help and more information.

Podcast: Familial Status Protections under Fair Housing laws

Many landlords or housing providers don't know their responsibilities when it comes to renting to families with children or don't even know that families with children enjoy a protected status under housing discrimination laws and that they can't make dwellings unavailable or deny dwellings just because families have children.