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Find local resources for your housing issues in your state. You can find legal aid groups to call for help. You can see what rental assistance programs may help you. Or you can use tools to write letters or file court documents to protect yourself.

Last updated on October 12, 2021

Legal Help in Tennessee

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

Help for Tennessee

https://www.help4tn.org/(1-844) 435-7486

Serves all local counties and cities

Tennessee Immigration & Refugee Rights Coalition

https://www.tnimmigrant.org/(615) 414-1030

Serves all local counties and cities

Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors

https://www.tnjfon.org/(615) 538-7481

Serves all local counties and cities

Tennessee Fair Housing Council

http://www.tennfairhousing.org/(615) 874-2344

Serves all local counties and cities

Southern Migrant Legal Services

https://www.trla.org/offices/(866) 721-7828

Serves all local counties and cities

Tennessee Justice Center

https://www.tnjustice.org/(877) 608-1009

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves all local counties and cities

Tennessee Free Legal Answers online clinic

https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/

Serves all local counties and cities

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

https://las.org(800) 238-1443

Serves local areas: Anderson, Bedford, Campbell, Cannon, Cheatham, Claiborne, Clay, Coffee...

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West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.

https://www.wtls.org(800) 372-8346

Serves local areas: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, H...

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Legal Aid of East Tennessee

https://www.laet.org(865) 637-0484

Serves local areas: Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Carter, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Ha...

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Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.

http://www.malsi.org(901) 523-8822

Serves local areas: Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, Tipton

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from Hello Landlord

https://hellolandlord.org/

Serves all of US

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from No Rent

https://www.norent.org/en/

Serves all of US


Financial Assistance for Housing in Tennessee

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

For Tennessee renters who have experienced economic hardship beginning on or after March 1...

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Tennessee United Way/2-1-1

http://tn211.mycommunitypt.com/Call 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves local areas: Nashville

Davidson County: Metro Action Commission

https://www.nashville.gov/Metro-Action-Commission.aspx615-862-7368

Rental help for residents of Davidson County, Tennessee

Knox Housing Assistance Program

https://knoxhousingassistance.org/865-215-3983

A joint City of Knoxville and Knox County initiative aiding renters adversely affected by ...

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Rutherford County COVID-19 Rental Relief Program

http://rutherfordcountytn.gov/rental-relief-program615-334-4777

Rutherford County, Tennessee support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, ...

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Memphis and Shelby County Rent Relief

https://home901.org/covid-renters/Text HOME901 to 21000 or Text CASA901 to 21000 for Spanish

For renters residing in Shelby County, Tennessee (including Arlington, Bartlett, Colliervi...

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Davidson County HOPE (Housing, Opportunity, Partnership and Employment) Program

https://www.nashville.gov/Metro-Action-Commission/HOPE-Program.aspx

Serves local areas: Davidson County

Knox Housing Assistance Program

https://knoxhousingassistance.org/

Serves local areas: Knox County

Rutherford County COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

https://rutherfordcountytn.gov/rental-relief-program

Serves local areas: Rutherford County

Shelby County COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Prgram

http://home901.org/covid-resources/

Serves local areas: Shelby County, Memphis

National United Way/211

https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-wayCall 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all of US

Find Help/Aunt Bertha services directory

https://findhelp.org

Serves all of US

Catholic Charities services and assistance

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help/

Serves all of US


Other Services to Help in Tennessee

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org1-800-273-8255

Serves all of US

National Domestic Violence Hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/1-800-799-7233Text LOVEIS 22-522

Serves all of US

Crisis Text Line for mental health support

https://www.crisistextline.org/Text HOME to 741-741

Serves all of US

CDC + Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool

https://www.apple.com/covid19

Serves all of US

Serves all of US

Medicare & Medicaid Services' Insure Kids Now page

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Serves all of US

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

https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility

Serves all of US