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Can my landlord turn off my utilities or change the locks on my door or kick me out without going to court? No. It is illegal for your landlord to throw you out by force. Your landlord must get a court order before they evict you.
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.  
Decide what you want to do. If you do not want to stay, but you need more time to move, call your landlord or the landlord’s attorney to see if you can settle the case. Your landlord must take several steps to legally evict you. These steps take a minimum of two weeks beyond the move-out date listed in the first notice. So, if you need more time,...
Landlords may not discriminate against you because of your: race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental impairment, religion, ancestry or national origin, getting welfare, being a single parent, being pregnant or having children. This means that a landlord cannot refuse to rent to you, charge you extra, or evict you for any of these...
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.
Entimidasyon seksyèl nan kontèks lojman- Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment Handout in Haitian Creole. Click the .pdf below to view or print this document.
NEW: Listen to our podcast on religious discrimination in rental housing! You can listen to the audio (above), or read the text of the podcast below. Religious Accommodation in the Fair Housing Act
NEW: Listen to our podcast on harassment in rental housing! You can listen to the audio (above) or read the text of the podcast below.
  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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