Call Us at: 954-765-8950 | Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Call Us at: 954-765-8950 | Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Housing Rights

Housing Rights Services

The attorneys at Legal Aid work to protect housing rights for low-income homeowners and tenants. Common areas of service include landlord-tenant issues, foreclosure prevention, and fair housing issues. Legal Aid will determine the best way to address the person’s needs by providing advice and counsel, limited action, full representation, or referral to other organizations specializing in the specific subject area.

Our Focus

  • Enforcing low-income tenant’s rights
  • Preventing foreclosures and evictions
  • Preserving and increasing affordable housing
  • Improving housing conditions and management practices

Eviction Hotline

Have you received an eviction complaint? Legal Aid may be able to assist you. Visit our Eviction Assistance Page for more information or to download an intake form.

Low-Income Tenant Rights

We advance housing justice for low-income tenants and tenant groups by preventing evictions, preserving affordable housing, improving existing housing conditions and management practices, and protecting low-income tenants’ rights. 

  • Public and subsidized housing
  • Evictions, Illegal lockout or utilities shut-off by landlords
  • Security deposit disputes, repairs, sanitation, safety
  • Tenant rights when renting from landlords in foreclosure or not paying HOA

Veterans Housing Rights

We provide extensive services to United States Veterans. Through collaborations with the United Way of Broward County and Operation Sacred Trust, our SSVF (Supportive Services for Veterans) Projects are available to assist Veterans facing homelessness or other issues which impact their housing. In addition to our list of documents required for intake, Veterans should also have their DD-214 available.

Foreclosure Prevention

Our Foreclosure Prevention and Advocacy Project provides free legal advice, counsel, and representation to income-eligible clients, as deemed appropriate, in the areas of:

  • Bank, homeowner, and condo association foreclosure defense
  • Mortgage modification
  • Pre-foreclosure issues, tax liens

Home Title Securement

Our No Place Like Home Project assists low-income people in Broward County to secure a clear title to their homes. Proof of ownership is important as it allows owners to sell, insure, finance, rent, or reduce taxes on a home. For this purpose our attorneys and partners can help you:

  • Secure or “clear” the title to a home
  • Produce proof of home ownership
  • Address other issues aroung the title of a home

Fair Housing

We promote fair housing for eligible Broward County residents. Fair housing laws make it illegal to discriminate in activities related to the sale, rental, or lease of housing. Fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, handicap, sex, familial status or disability. Prohibited practices include:

  • Refusing to rent, sell, or negotiate for housing
  • Making housing unavailable or to deny access to housing
  • Set different terms, conditions, or privileges for the sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Deny that housing is available for sale, rental, or inspection
  • Deny access to services related to the sale or rental of a dwelling

Eligibility

  • Broward County resident subject to income eligibility.

For eligibility questions call

  • Low-Income Tenant Housing: 954.736.2431
  • Home Title: 954.736.2427

Intake

*Note: because of Covid-19 our offices are closed for walk-ins, please call 954.765.8950 for for assistance

Before you come into our Office, you must bring all the required documents to complete your intake application. In order to be seen you must set an appointment and bring all the required documents to complete your intake application.

  • Picture ID or/and Resident-Alien Card.
  • Copy of Lease, foreclosure documents and/or notices from landlord, courts, or housing authority (if applicable)
  • Proof of any and all household income (including public benefits, child support, unemployment compensation, social security)
  • Housing General Intake Form

For assistance call:

  • Veterans facing eviction: 954.616.6906
  • Foreclosure for Seniors: 954.736.2450
  • Home Title: 954.736.2427
  • Ryan White Project: 954.358.5642

Resources

General Brochure
Housing Brochure
No Place Like Home Brochure
Informacion sobre Foreclosure en Espanol
Mission United Brochure
Community Economic Development Brochure

211 Broward Helpline (veteran facing homelessness)

Broward County Human Rights Section
954-357-7800 | humanrights@broward.org

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing Discrimination Hotline
1-800-669-9777