Fair Housing Provisions

Housing Discrimination

It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, or receipt of public assistance.

MHRC Rules & Regulations

The following links will take you to the rules maintained on the Secretary of State website. Please check under Proposed/Adopted Changes to your left to be sure that the rules have not been changed or superseded by statute.

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Examples of Covered Activities

Oral or written inquiries concerning protected traits

Sale or rental of housing or residential lots


Financing of housing

-Provision of real estate brokerage services
-Appraisal of housing
-Blockbusting and steering
-Unequal terms and conditions of housing

Anyone who feels that he or she has been subject to discrimination may file a complaint of housing discrimination with the Maine Human Rights Commission.