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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:
Egwenge mag nam wan gi chike mag piny gi mag riuruok ma tayo “ute moyweyo.” Fair Housing information in Acholi
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.
Bɛ̈ï kε Maine cïnic tiεεl (Fair Housing flier - Dinka)
"الإسكان العادل في "مين" Fair Housing flier - Arabic
Here is a sample letter you can send to your landlord to notify him of bed bugs in your building.  NOTE:  This notice was drafted for use by Maine tenants.  Other states' laws will differ.
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.
Tax credits for people with low incomes who own their own homes or pay rent.
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.
Here is a sample form you can use if you need to inform a landlord in writing of an unsafe or unfit rental housing condition. 

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