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Podcast: National Origin Discrimination in Housing is Illegal

Podcast - Federal and State Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination against people who are from countries, other than the U.S, when selling, renting, financing, or other housing related transactions.

Maine Fair Housing Newsletter

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.
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Fair Housing

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.  
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Don't Borrow Trouble! Mortgages, Home Equity Loans and Refinancing

Are you looking for a home equity loan? Or are you trying to borrow money to buy a home? There are good deals and bad deals. If you don't want to get stuck with a bad one, be careful
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Fair Housing: Your Right To Rent or Own a Home

What does "Fair Housing" mean? In Maine we have both state and federal “fair housing” laws. They say that a landlord cannot refuse to rent to you, and a seller cannot treat you differently, because of your: -race -color -national origin or ancestry (where you or your family came from)...
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Fair Lending

Discrimination in mortgage lending is prohibited by the federal Fair Housing Act (link is external) and the Maine Human Rights Act.

COVID-19

Last Updated 9/14/2020 Is PTLA open? Can I still get help? To protect our clients and staff, all PTLA offices are closed to the public. If you have a current case, please reach out to our staff by e-mail or phone.
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¡No Tome Problemas Prestados! Hipotecas, Préstamos con Garantía Inmobiliaria y Refinanciación

Recursos e información sobre protegerse de los préstamos depredadores.

LORSQU’IL S’AGIT DE LOGEMENT, LA DISCRIMINATION BASÉE SUR LA NATIONALITÉ D’ORIGINE EST ILLÉGALE (Fair Housing Podcast - National Origin - French)

LORSQU’IL S’AGIT DE LOGEMENT, LA DISCRIMINATION BASÉE SUR LA NATIONALITÉ D’ORIGINE EST ILLÉGALE
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N’empruntez pas les soucis! Emprunts hypothécaires, Prêts immobiliers et refinancement

Introduction Les sept signes de prêts abusifs Où trouver les renseignements essentiels Autres pièges à éviter