Below is a list of free and low-cost legal services providers who specialize in housing matters. You can find additional information on free and low-cost legal services on our General Resources page.
- Neighborhood Legal Services
Neighborhood Legal Services strives to provide legal assistance to low-income residents of the District of Columbia regarding preventing evictions, homelessness, and related legal matters.
- Bread for the City
Volunteer and staff attorneys represent clients in landlord-tenant disputes, Social Security disability benefits, and public benefits cases.
- University of the District of Columbia School of Law Housing and Consumer Law Clinic
The Housing and Consumer Law Clinic provides representation in housing-related civil litigation.
- Legal Counsel for the Homeless
Provides legal representation to low- and no-income clients through volunteer attorneys.
Tenant and Consumer Advocacy Organizations
The organizations below do not offer legal services or legal representation but can provide advice and training on how to assert your rights as a tenant or consumer in the District.
- Latino Economic Development Corporation
The program assists low- to moderate-income Latinos and other DC area residents on financial advice.
- Housing Counseling Services
Provides comprehensive housing counseling, training, advocacy, technical assistance and housing opportunities for low and moderate-income homebuyers, homeowners, and tenants.
- DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (TENAC)
TENAC is a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated exclusively to tenant interests, tenant rights and support for rent control in the District of Columbia.