Listings Project does not offer legal advice or mediation services. If you need additional assistance with housing and tenants rights, below is a list of outside resources.
This is a continually updated list that grows from recommendations from our community. If you have a great housing resource for your area, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Their Tenant Rights Hotline is a free, volunteer-run hotline for brief answers to your rights as a tenant, and explaining your options for dealing with a housing situation. They can also provide referrals to agencies, community organizing groups, and tenant lawyers.
Additionally, their Help and Answers section provides resources for a broad range of topics (rights as a roommate, broken appliances, bedbugs, breaking leases, subletting)
You can make an anonymous complaint about maintenance problems, rent stabilization, tenant harassment, and more.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) is the leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists and its arts and cultural organizations. VLA strives to protect the artistic community’s livelihoods, businesses, and creative works through access to dedicated legal representation and focused education programs
JustFix.nyc co-creates tools with tenants, organizers, and legal advocates to fight displacement and achieve stable, healthy housing for all. You can use their tools to request repairs in your apartment, research your property owner, and protect yourself from eviction
211 LA is a hub for community members and community organizations looking for all types of health, human, and social services in Los Angeles County.
L.A. Tenants Union is an autonomous, member-funded union which fights for the human right to housing.
Resources and complaint procedure for when you have experienced housing discrimination.
Stay Housed L.A.
Partnership between Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles and local community and legal service providers. They provide the residents of Los Angeles County with information & resources to keep people in their homes.
Ground Game LA Housing Resources and Ally List
Connecting LA’s most vulnerable communities with resource, recourse, and organizing know-how.
For all of the United States:
Housing Rights Center’s National Hotline
HRC's trained Housing Counselors can answer your questions about rent, evictions, security deposits, repairs, harassment, discrimination, and more housing concerns.
NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunities for all. They have a wide variety of resources, programs and initiatives. In particular they have a comprehensive list of legal and fair housing resources for each state. They also have resources for homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments during COVID-19.
NLIHC works to advance anti-racist policies and advocates for affordable housing. They have a list of rental assistance programs in every state.
HUD, a department of the federal government, can help with housing descrimination cases, rental assistance and avoiding foreclosure. They have an interactive map that will show you all the housing resources near you. They also have a list of COVID-19-specific housing resources.
Online directory of local resources available as alternatives to calling the police or 911.
For additional housing information, check out articles in our Resources section, such as: