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Last updated on November 8, 2021

Legal Help in Massachusetts

for assistance with housing, benefits, work, domestic violence, custody, discrimination, and other issues

Massachusetts COVID Eviction Legal Help

Free legal help to low-income tenants and to low-income owner-occupants of 2 or 3-family h...

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Massachusetts Legal Help

Serves all local counties and cities

Massachusetts Housing Court Divisions

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves all local counties and cities

Massachusetts Free Legal Answers online clinic

Serves all local counties and cities

South Coastal Counties Legal Services 244-9023

Serves local areas: Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket, Plymouth

Community Legal Aid, Inc. 649-3718

Serves local areas: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester

Eastern Region Legal Intake Helpline


Serves local areas: Eastern Massachusetts

Northeast Legal Aid, Inc.


Serves local areas: Essex, Middlesex (northern portion)

Greater Boston Legal Services


Serves local areas: Greater Boston Area

MetroWest Legal Services

Serves local areas: Metrowest area of the state

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association 423-0648

Serves local areas: Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk

Essex County Bar Association Lawyer for a Day Program

(978) 500-5790

Serves local areas: Essex County area

MA Legal Resource Finder

Find free or low-cost groups to help you, and links to free legal information and self-hel...

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For more help in Boston, email or call the number above

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from Hello Landlord

Serves all of US

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from No Rent

Serves all of US

Financial Assistance for Housing in Massachusetts

for help paying rent, utilities, and other housing-related costs

Serves all local counties and cities

Mass 211 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all local counties and cities

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Serves local areas: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

National United Way/211 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all of US

Find Help/Aunt Bertha services directory

Serves all of US

Catholic Charities services and assistance

Serves all of US

Other Services to Help in Massachusetts

for domestic violence, health coverage, food benefits, mental health, and other issues

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Serves all of US

National Domestic Violence Hotline LOVEIS 22-522

Serves all of US

Crisis Text Line for mental health support HOME to 741-741

Serves all of US

CDC + Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool

Serves all of US

Serves all of US

Medicare & Medicaid Services' Insure Kids Now page

Serves all of US

USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps)

Serves all of US