Legal Information: Maine

Housing Laws

December 28, 2022

Who is protected under this housing law?

There are many different housing laws that involve rights of tenants and landlords.  The housing law described in this section provides tenant protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking and their household members.1

If you are not a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, but have questions about your housing rights, here are some links that may be useful: for information on an anti-discrimination law called the Fair Housing Act, click here; for basic tenants’ rights with contact info for legal assistance, click here

1 ME ST T. 14 § 6001(6)(A)

WomensLaw serves and supports all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.