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Housing and Homelessness

CLA's Housing and Homelessness Unit provides legal services to help tenants facing eviction, homeowners who are threatened with foreclosure, homeless families who need to access the state's Emergency Assistance shelter program, and people trying to get into affordable housing.  The Unit also runs a housing discrimination testing and enforcement program.

To get help, click here.

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Important Information

To be eligible for free legal assistance from CLA, generally you must:

  • Be low-income, or aged 60 or older;
  • Live in central or western Massachusetts;
  • Have a civil (non-criminal) legal issue relating to one of the areas of law listed on the left.