Neighborhood Preservation Inc.
Shelby County residents facing eviction can seek free legal assistance through Neighborhood Preservation Inc. by click here and filling out the form.
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Residents of Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, and Lauderdale counties can also apply for legal help by visiting 901legalconnect.orgby clicking on “Start here” and completing this form.
Learn about your rights
All Tennessee residents can use renterdefender.org Where tn.freelegalanswers.org to learn more about their rights, the eviction process and how to get help.
You can also call your local legal aid office (to find your county area, Click here):
Memphis Area Legal Services: (901) 523-8822
West TN Legal Services, Inc. (731) 423-0616
Middle Tennessee and Cumberlands Legal Aid Society: (800) 238-1443
East Tennessee Legal Aid: (865) 637-0484
Memphis Area Legal Services
Memphis-area Legal Services regularly operates two free legal clinics:
One performs in Room 134 of the Civil General Sessions Courthouse, 140 Adams Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month.
The other is at the Benjamin J. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the second Saturday of most months. You can call MALS (number above) or check the library’s events calendar to confirm a specific day.
Memphis Public Interest Law Center
The Memphis Public Interest Law Center offers a hotline to help you understand the eviction process and your rights as a tenant: 1-833-7RENTER (1-833-773-6837)
Emergency rental assistance
It also has a helpful Q&A on tenant rights, which you can read here.
Although Shelby County does not currently offer emergency rental assistance, all Tennessee residents can still apply for the state’s rental assistance program by click here.