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.
Maine Human Rights Act Subchapter 4: FAIR HOUSING
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 Please check under Proposed/Adopted Changes to your left to be sure that the rules have not been changed or superseded by statute.
The files below require either Microsoft Word or the Word Viewer.
- Chapter 8: Housing Regulations of the MHRC (MS Word)
- Chapter 9: Housing Procedural Rule (REPEALED)
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