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Podcast: Religious Discrimination in Rental Housing

Listen to our podcast on religious discrimination in rental housing! This podcast talks about housing discrimination on the basis of religion. For decades in the United States, the Fair Housing Act has prohibited housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status and national origin. The Maine Human Rights...

Podcast: Harassment in Rental Housing

Listen to our podcast on harassment in rental housing! This podcast is about sexual harassment in rental housing and what to do if you believe that you have been harassed by your landlord, an employee of your landlord or another tenant.

Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities

This podcast is about the right of people with disabilities to ask for exceptions to rental housing rules, so that they have equal opportunities to use and enjoy the housing. This right is protected by the Fair Housing Act and the Maine Human Rights Act.
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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:
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Ute Moyweyo Eyo Machiek (Fair Housing - Acholi)

Egwenge mag nam wan gi chike mag piny gi mag riuruok ma tayo “ute moyweyo.” Fair Housing information in Acholi

Fair Housing flier

Please download, print and distribute our "Fair Housing" fliers to help inform Maine people about their rights under the fair housing laws. Fliers available in 7 languages here.
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Bɛ̈ï kε Maine cïnic tiεεl (Fair Housing Flier)

Bɛ̈ï kε Maine cïnic tiεεl (Fair Housing flier - Dinka)
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"الإسكان العادل في "مين (Fair Housing flier)

"الإسكان العادل في "مين" Fair Housing flier - Arabic
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Get a Refund on Your Property Taxes or Rent

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

Become a Fair Housing Tester

Paid Fair Housing Testers help make sure that people are not denied housing because of their race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status (living with minor children), or because they are getting public assistance.

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