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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...

Get a Refund on Your Property Taxes or Rent

Tax credits for people with low incomes who own their own homes or pay rent. more...

Public Housing: Some Frequently Asked Questions

This information applies to you only if you live in HUD-subsidized public housing. Examples in Maine are: Cape Hart in Bangor, Kennedy Park in Portland, and Hillview in Lewiston. more...

Rights of Maine Renters: Landlord Coming Into Your Home

Can my landlord come into my house or apartment at any time? No. If your landlord wants to come into your home to make non-emergency repairs, or inspect the apartment, they must give you "reasonable notice." This means at least 24 hours notice. If the landlord does give you “reasonable notice” you can’t refuse them entry to the unit. You don’t have to be home for the landlord to enter if they have given you reasonable notice. more...

Rights of Maine Renters: Sale or Foreclosure of Building

Has the building or home you rent been sold or foreclosed on? You still have rights as a renter! more...