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Residential Education and Housing

Off Campus Housing

The Southern Maine and the greater Portland area provides a number of rental options. However, finding the right property will take time and research on your part. The local newspapers' classifieds are excellent place to begin the search. The rental listings found in the Portland Press Herald as well as other area newspapers are available online, click here.

The unique coastal communities in Maine produce a number of seasonal properties that are only used in the summer months by the owner. This allows the owner to advertise to our students who seek housing for during the academic year. Additionally, local property owners contact us about listing local rental properties available in Southern Maine and greater Portland area. This service provided by the University is an informational service only. The University does not find off-campus housing for students.

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If you are a property owner and you would like to post a listing/rental for the Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach or Kennebunk area please read the letter and complete the application form from the Office of Housing and Residence Life on the University Campus. 

Off-Campus Listing Letter
Off-Campus Listing Application 

If you are a property owner and your listing/rental has been rented or if you have updates to your listing, please notify the Housing Office at 207-602-2272 or via email, at Housing-Office@une.edu so that we may update and keep the housing list current. 

Off-Campus Housing Disclaimer

The Off-Campus Housing List at the University of New England is maintained by the Offices of Residential Education and Housing (Biddeford) and Community and Student Life (Portland). It is provided as a convenience to students and landlords/rental agencies. Be aware that UNE provides this strictly as an informational service. UNE has not inspected or approved any of the listings for fire, heat and/or safety conditions and makes no warranties or representations concerning these items. In addition, UNE does not in any way recommend or discourage certain proprietors or facilities. The tenant assumes full responsibility for location, condition, and contractual terms of the off-campus rental.

UNE operates under the assumption that landlords/rental agencies conduct business within the guidelines of the law and all contractual agreements are between students and the landlords or agents. The University expects that landlords/rental agencies comply with all non-discriminating housing laws according to the Maine Human Rights Commission and reserves the right to refuse a listing that is not in compliance. Please note that because this service is informational only, the University makes no guarantees that students will find rental property through this service.

To assist students with general information regarding legal rights for tenants and renters in Maine, the Maine Bar Association provides a free Public Resource Guide entitled On Your Own. This helpful guide provides information related to the following topic areas; Discrimination, Safe and Decent Housing, Repairs, Security Deposits, Privacy, Common Areas-Electrical Use, Late Rent Payments, Rent Increases, Moving, Evictions, and Mobile Home Parks-Your Rights as a Tenant.