Education and Tools

Homebuyer and Homeowner Education

  • Homebuyer Education Classes
    Learn why a Homebuyer Education Class is an easy and inexpensive way to learn how to make smart decisions when buying your home.
  • Mortgage Help (Preventing Foreclosure)
    Learn what to do if you are having trouble with your mortgage payments.
  • Predatory Lending
    Learn what predatory lending is, how to avoid it, and what to do if you are the victim of a predatory lender.
  • Mortgage Payment Calculator
    Use the mortgage calculator to help estimate a monthly mortgage payment. 
  • "Not In My Back Yard" (NIMBY) Materials & Ads
    Learn more about how two housing issues in Maine – sprawl and the “Not In MY Back Yard” (NIMBY) attitude – can contribute to the cost of housing. MaineHousing programs and policies address both of these housing problems.

Fair Housing Education

  • Fair Housing & MaineHousing
    You have a right to fair housing. Federal and State laws prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental, advertising or financing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or familial status. Learn more about your rights, how to file a complaint, and where to go for more information.

Rental Related Education

  • Bed Bugs Fact Sheet
    Information on preventing a bedbug infestation as well as landlord and tenant responsibilities related to bedbugs.
  • Rental Housing Guide
    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.

Energy Related Education