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

Areas of Legal Service

Housing 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

Covid-19 Eviction Hotline

Have you received an eviction complaint? Legal Aid may be able to assist you. Call our hotline or visit our Covid-19 Eviction Assistance Page for more information or to download an intake form.

Advice & Council Hotline

Low‐income Broward residents can call our advice and counsel hotline at 954.736.2431. Leave a message with your name, number, and a brief description of the legal issue. Calls are returned within 3 to 4 business days. Assistance is subject to eligibility. We ONLY assist with the following issues

  • Private landlord‐tenant disputes (such as pre‐eviction, living condition, security deposit issues)
  • Consumer Issues (such as debt collection and pre‐foreclosure)
  • Note: If you have already received a court summons for eviction call 954‐736‐2497 or click here

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

For eligibility questions call

  • Covid-19 Eviction Hotline: 954.736.2497
  • 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

Clients are assisted by appointment only. Please have ready all documents relevant to the situation including but not limited to:

  • Picture ID or/and Resident-Alien Card. DD-214 form for veterans
  • 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 or to schedule an appointment call:

  • Covid-19 Eviction Hotline: 954.736.2497
  • Veterans facing eviction: 954.616.6906
  • Foreclosure for Seniors: 954.736.2450
  • Home Title: 954.736.2427
  • Ryan White Project: 954.358.5642

Resources

Get Help 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

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