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  • Appealing an Eviction - What Rights Do I Have?

    Questions and answers about how to appeal an eviction. Be sure to read other items on LawHelp that talk about evictions and what you can do if your landlord is trying to evict you. Some items are located under the label "Know Your Rights" and some are under "Self Help." Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Eviction - How Can I Tell If I Have a Defense?

    Here are questions and answers about different defenses to an eviction. You can also listen to a sound recording of this item. Click on the title to see this item and to click to play the recording. Read all of the eviction information sheets under Know Your Rights. Click on "Self Help" to find more information about evictions and what you can do if your landlord is trying to evict you. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Evictions--What Rights Do I Have?

    Questions and answers about evictions, how the process works and what rights a tenant has. You can also listen to a sound recording of this LawHelp item. Just click on the name of this item to find out more. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • In Forma Pauperis--When You Can't Afford Court Costs

    Questions and answers about how to ask the court to waive court filing fees, and a link to the In Forma Pauperis form on the Louisiana Supreme Court's website. You can also click below to watch and see the presentation. The text of questions and answers has more details. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (including information about applying for help online)
  • Avoid foreclosure rescue scams! Tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    Watch this video to learn more about foreclosure rescue scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. Read More

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    Federal Trade Commission -- FTC
  • Early Lease Cancellation--Can I Do It?

    Find out more about when and how a renter might be able to get out of a lease early, before the lease term is over. You can also listen to a sound recording of this item, just click on this resource and follow the instructions. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Flood and Fire Victims' Rights as Tenants

    Common questions asked by tenants who suffer flood or fire damage. Check out also the item on this site about getting your landlord to make repairs: "Repairs: what can I do when my landlord won't make them." Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Sale of Your Apartment

    Information about the rights of tenants when a landlord sells the building. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Housing Justice Network

    HJN focuses on public and subsidized housing, Section 8 assistance, single family housing foreclosures, fair housing, CDBG and HOME programs, the housing programs of the Rural Housing Service, and more Content Detail

  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (including information about applying for help online)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Just Moved to Louisiana? How Our Landlord-Tenant Law Is Different. English/Espanol

    Just Moved to Louisiana? How Our Landlord-Tenant Law Is Different. ¿Acabó de Mudar a Louisiana? Cómo Nuestra ley de Arrendador e Inquilino es Diferente. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (including information about applying for help online)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Just Moved to Louisiana?--How Our Landlord-Tenant Law Is Different (Text and Video)

    Quick overview of how Louisiana's Landlord-Tenant laws are different from laws in other states. You can also hear a sound recording of this LawHelp item -- click on the title to find out more. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • VAWA -- summary of changes to the law

    See this fact sheet to learn more about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and recent changes. Content Detail

    By:
    ABA -- American Bar Association
  • Leases--Common Questions

    Questions and answers about leases and what a tenant should think about before signing a lease. You can now listen to a sound recording of this LawHelp item. Click on this item to find out more. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Practical Advice on Housing Law

    This ABA webpage offers "Practical Law" information on different legal problems, including housing problems such as buying, selling or renting. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association