For general information on how to apply for affordable rental housing in Maine and how to access other housing-related resources, see MaineHousing's Rental Housing Guide.
For information on tenants’ rights and obligation under Maine law, see The Rights of Tenants in Maine , an easy-to read handbook published by Pine Tree Legal Assistance or The Maine Attorney General’s Consumer Law Guide, which includes chapters on consumer rights when renting an apartment (Chapter 14), consumer rights when living in a mobile home (Chapter 15), and a model landlord-tenant lease (Chapter 16).
MaineHousingSearch.org is Maine’s free rental listing service for both market rate and affordable housing. The site is available 24-7 and supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center.
There is a required energy efficiency disclosure form for rental units in Maine.
Information for both tenants and landlords is available from the Smoke Free Housing Coalition of Maine.
If you are facing possible eviction and you cannot afford to hire an attorney, Pine Tree Legal Assistance may be able to help. MaineHousing provides funding to Pine Tree Legal Assistance to help low income renters who are at risk of losing their homes.