Back to top

Library

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...

Fair Housing: Frequently Asked Questions about Housing Protection for People with Disabilities and Their Families

What is illegal discrimination against persons with disabilities? Who is protected from discrimination against persons with disabilities? Which landlords are covered? How do I ask for reasonable accommodation? What if I don't know what modification or accommodation is necessary? When is more...

Fair Housing: Your Right To Rent or Own a Home

What does "Fair Housing" mean? In Maine we have both state and federal “fair housing” laws. They say that a landlord cannot refuse to rent to you, and a seller cannot treat you differently, because of your: -race -color -national origin or ancestry (where you or your family came from)... more...

Olmstead Rights: Civil Rights for People with Disabilities

From OlmsteadRights.org: " Olmstead, or Olmstead v. LC, is the name of the most important civil rights decision for people with disabilities in our country's history. This 1999 United States Supreme Court decision was based on the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Supreme Court held that people with disabilities have a qualified right to receive state funded supports and services in the community rather than ins more...