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LIHEAP funding continues to be lower than in previous years. This will mean that more households will be turning to local heating assistance programs after their LIHEAP money runs out.  Here is a summary of the programs we know about - followed by information about how to access local programs.  
Two laws in Maine protect people with disabilities. Both laws make it illegal for government agencies to discriminate against people with disabilities. Government agencies must also take steps to make it easier for people with disabilities to use and enjoy public services and benefits. The first law is the ADA, which applies all over the United...
Is There Any Way I Can Get Back My Personal Property If It Is Being Held By My Landlord Or Someone Else? Yes. If someone has taken your personal property without your permission, you can get a court order that allows you to get the property back.
How do I know if I can get a tax refund? In Maine, when you stay in some kinds of short term rentals, like a hotel or motel room, you pay a state sales tax.  If you stay more than 28 days you may be entitled to a refund of the tax you paid. First, you must have rented:
The Lead Paint Project is based in our Lewiston Office. We can help you with questions about lead paint and lead poisoning. You can call Attorney Megan Hudson (207-400-3273) to ask questions about lead or set up an appointment. All information is free. Your information is kept confidential.
What is illegal discrimination against persons with disabilities? Who is protected from discrimination against persons with disabilities? Which landlords are covered?
Although Maine law is fairly clear on many tenant issues (see Rights of Tenants in Maine), the laws are less clear about the rights of people who live in motels, hotels and rooming houses.
Are you having trouble getting your landlord to provide enough heat or other basic utilities? Here is what Maine law says. If your landlord has agreed to provide heat or other basic utilities, he has broken the law if:
Waa maxay macnaha "Cadaaladda Guryaha" (Fair Housing)? 

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