The Legal Action Center offers free legal assistance to qualifying low-income persons in King County who are facing evictions and subsidy terminations, landlord/tenant issues, and debtor/creditor issues related to past tenancies.
In eviction and subsidy termination cases, clients first speak to our staff over the phone to have their case evaluated. Then they may be scheduled for an appointment. Attorneys and paralegals provide free legal assistance ranging from self-help information to representation in court.
Other cases may include issues involving repairs/habitability, deposits, retaliation, leases/subleases, and debtor/creditor issues related to past tenancies. For these cases, appointments are made in our Neighborhood Program. A volunteer attorney evaluates the client’s legal problem and offers legal advice. Staff may provide follow-up representation to resolve the matter out of court and provide referrals to other programs.
“I thought your services were handled in a professional, compassionate, understanding way. I can’t thank you enough!”
“Very helpful and kind. It was exactly what I was in need of in terms of legal support and everything was handled quickly and effectively.”
“The staff was sincere and empathetic, and we really appreciated being informed of the progress every step of the way. We no longer felt ‘alone’ or overwhelmed by our situation.”
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