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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our Foreclosure Prevention and Advocacy Project provides free legal advice, counsel, and representation to income-eligible clients, as deemed appropriate, in the areas of:
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:
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:
For eligibility questions call
*Note: because of Covid-19 our offices are closed for walk-ins, please call 954.765.8950 for for assistance
For assistance or to schedule an appointment call:
Ft Lauderdale Housing Authority Accepting Section 8 Applications (expires 03-05-2021)
211 Broward Helpline (veteran facing homelessness)
Broward County Human Rights Section
954-357-7800 | firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing Discrimination Hotline