Category: Food, Clothing, Housing

Utilities

Electricity Asylum Seekers & New Customer Accounts at Central Maine Power CMP: 800-750-4000 To set up an account, you’ll need: Your date of birth, and The “A” number on the documents you received when you entered the U.S…. Read More

Rental Laws

Click here for an informative write-up regarding understanding Maine’s Rental Laws. It’s useful for both Mentors and Mentees.

Winter Tips

Electric Bill Issues If your mentee has an electric bill that exceeds the GA limit ($99 at the time of this entry). WTS has a critical needs funds – you can request up to $100 for a one… Read More

Nutrition Programs

WIC (Women, Infants, Children) WIC is a nutrition program for thousands of Maine families, helping Maine kids to grow up strong and healthy. WIC food benefits are available based on income guidelines and up-to-date nutrition research. This website… Read More

Support/Solutions

SIT Volunteer Housing Coach Job Description New Mainers Tenants’ Association Housing Safety Office Rental Inspections Rental Housing Rights Portland Tenants Coalition

Problems (Non-legal)

For Support and Solutions click here. Maine State page on pests Bedbugs fact sheet Bed Bug treatment and legal info Legalese – Title 14, Part 7, Chapter 710

Shelters

Family Shelter 54 Chestnut Street (207) 772-8339> Apartment style shelter for families Oxford Street Shelter 197 Oxford Street (207) 761-2072> Adult men and women Preble Street’s Teen Shelter 343 Cumberland Avenue (day) 38 Preble Street (overnight) (207) 775-0026… Read More

Rent Assistance

ProsperityME has a 0% interest program to assist people with first/last/security on a rental.

Problems (Legal)

Pine Tree Legal has a guide for rights for tenants in Maine detailing landlord-tenant laws available here. Learn about your rights as a tenant in Maine. Find information about eviction, unsafe housing, utilities & more. OR Go to… Read More

Access

Click here for ways to deal with housing problems (legal) Portland Housing Authority 14 Baxter Blvd. 207-773-4753 Maine State Housing Authority 353 Water Street, Augusta 207-626-4600 Avesta Housing 307 Cumberland Avenue 207-553-7777 Housing and Employment Center 96 Lancaster… Read More