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Fair Housing

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 more...

Farmworker News

Summer 2016 edition Welcome En Español This information was produced by the legal services programs in New England and New York. We are lawyers and paralegals who help farm workers with legal problems. We offer legal advice and representation at no cost to eligible workers. more...

How to File a Charge under the Maine Human Rights Act

Have you been discriminated against because of  your ancestory, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age (employment), whistleblower or worker's comp retalitation (employment), receipt of public assistance (housing), having children or being unmarried (housing)?  You can file a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission. They will investigate your claim and try to help you resolve the issue if a legal violation is found. more...

Ask Sybil Liberty About Your Right to Equality in Education

The American Civil Liberties Union answers students' questions about the equal right to receive a free public education.  more...

Can I Get a Service Animal if I am a Renter?

Who is covered by the “service animal” law? The law applies to people with disabilities. If you have a physical or mental impairment which interferes with a major life activity and which is expected to last six months or more, you have a disability.  This includes people: with a record or history of such an impairment or who are perceived as having such an impairment.  In addition, the Maine sta more...

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