Maine Fair Housing Newsletter

The Fair Housing Newsletter is a publication of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, through the Fair Housing Initiative Program, Maine. It covers important fair housing information and developments, and highlights other fair housing resources.

H-2A: Health Care

Introduction to affordable health care options for H2A workers, including insurance and emergency Medicaid.

Farmworker News

Welcome to our Farmworker News homepage - this is where we post our latest newsletters. Visit our Farmworker Unit to learn more about our work and for more resources!

Heat Illness

Information for Agricultural Workers from PTLA's Farmworker Unit: The sun and heat can be dangerous. Protect your health. Drink water before you feel thirsty.

Representative H 2-A Contract Legal Services Cases

Legal Services Help We have worked with farm workers on many problems over the years.  Here is a list of the most common ways we have helped:

H-2A: Your Rights

Information from the 2016 Edition of H-2A News - Learn about your rights as an H-2A worker.

H-2A Contracts: Income Taxes and Social Security Numbers

En Español INCOME TAXES Whether you are required to pay any taxes will depend on how long you are in the U.S. on the contract and how much money you earn.
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Foreclosure - Simplified Answer and Request for Mediation Form

You can file the attached form in the Maine District Court if you get court papers saying that your home is being "foreclosed."   You must act right away; there is a 20 day deadline.

Farmworker Unit Harvest Calendars

Welcome to the home of our yearly Harvest Calendars! Each year, the PTLA Farmworker Unit publishes a calendar with information for migrant farmworkers about their legal rights, and where to get legal help.
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Form Letter: Security Deposit Return Request

You can use this sample form to request the return of your security deposit in Maine.  We strongly recommend that you learn about the relevant Maine rules before using this form.