HOUSING PROGRAMS

Legal Action Works (LAW)

CitySquare LAW has ceased operations. Please see the list below for other agencies that may be able to assist with your situation.

Family Iaw – divorce, custody, child support, visitation, adoption, termination

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us

Office of the Texas Attorney General Child Support Division - www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support

Texas Access and Visitation Hotline - www.txaccess.org/

Texas Legal Services Center- Family Helpline - www.tlsc.org/family

 

Consumer issues - taxes, scams, fraud, identity theft, bankruptcy, and debt collection

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us

Texas A&M Law Clinic (taxes/IRS) - https://law.tamu.edu/legal-assistance/tax-dispute-resolution-clinic

www.peopleslawyer.net for legal information on consumer, small claims etc.

www.texasappleseed.org/ for legal information on debt collection

 

Employment issues - harassment, termination, and unemployment

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us   

Equal Justice Center - www.equaljusticecenter.org/

Department of Labor - www.dol.gov/

TWC - www.twc.texas.gov/

EEOC - https://www.eeoc.gov/

 

Housing issues: foreclosure, eviction, and repairs

Dallas Eviction Advocacy Center for assistance. https://www.dallaseac.org/

Housing Crisis Center - https://hccdallas.org/

TX Tenants’ Union - https://txtenants.org/

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us   

 

Wills and Probate Matters

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us  

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program - https://dallasvolunteerattorneyprogram.org/

 

Social Security (SSI and SSDI)

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us

Disability Rights Texas - www.disabilityrightstx.org

SOAR - https://soarworks.samhsa.gov/

NOSSCR - https://nosscr.org/

Criminal

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us   

SMU Criminal Justice Clinic - www.smu.edu/Law/Clinics/Criminal-Clinic

Texas Fair Defense Project - https://www.fairdefense.org/

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) - www.tcdla.com/

 

Driver's Licenses issues: occupational, surcharges

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us           

               

Veterans

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us

TX Vet Legal Assistance Project (VLAP) - https://texvet.org/resources/texas-veterans-legal-assistance-project-vlap

DVAP for veterans - www.dps.texas.gov/section/human-resource-operations/department-veterans-assistance-program-dvap

HEROES For Children in Miliary Families - www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/programs-and-initiatives/heroes-program-service-members

https://vetlex.org/ for pro bono assistance for veterans

Texas Veteran’s Commission for disability claims - www.tvc.texas.gov/claims/

Veterans crisis hotline - Dial 988 then press 1, or online at www.veteranscrisisline.net/

 

Senior Citizen Issues

National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) for senior citizens - https://ncler.acl.gov/

Adult Protective Services - www.dfps.state.tx.us/adult_protection/

Community Council of Dallas for elder assistance with wills and POAs, appeals on public benefits, completing and interpreting complex government forms, transportation etc. - www.ccadvance.org/older-adults

Area Agencies on Aging for legal awareness and assistance, referral service, benefits counseling - www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/long-term-care-providers/area-agencies-aging-aaa

HELPS nonprofit for elders with debt they cannot afford - www.helpsishere.org/

 

Immigration

Catholic Charities - www.ccdallas.org/

Mosaic (family related) - https://mosaicservices.org/

Human Rights Initiative (HRI) - https://hrionline.org/

RAICES - www.raicestexas.org

IRC - www.rescue.org

Equal Justice Center - www.equaljusticecenter.org

Worker’s Defense Project for assistance w/ DACA applications - https://workersdefense.org/en/

 

Civil Rights

ACLU - www.aclu.org

TX Civil Rights Project - https://txcivilrights.org/

EEOC - https://www.eeoc.gov/

TWC Civil Rights Division for employment related issues - www.twc.texas.gov/partners/civil-rights-discrimination

Mexican American Legal Defense - www.maldef.org

 

Juveniles

Dallas County Public Defender- Juvenile Division - www.dallascounty.org/government/public-defender/contact-us.php

 

Sexual Assault

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) - www.tlsc.org/lassa

Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program - www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/stop-domestic-abuse/ 

Mosaic (trafficking) - https://mosaicservices.org/

Brighter Tomorrows - www.brightertomorrows.net

Family Violence Center- Northwest Assistance Ministries hotline - https://www.namonline.org/family-center

Texas Advocacy Project - www.texasadvocacyproject.org

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault - https://taasa.org/

 

Mental Health

Disability Rights of Texas - www.disabilityrightstx.org

The Mental Health Legal Project (MHLP) - www.trla.org/mhlp

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helpline - https://nami.org/help

MentalHealthTX - https://mentalhealthtx.org/

 

Education

DVAP - https://dallasvolunteerattorneyprogram.org/

COPAA for students with disabilities - www.copaa.org

 

General

 

Dallas Bar Association (DBA) - www.dallasbar.org

State Bar of Texas (SBOT) - www.texasbar.com

TexasLawHelp.org - https://texaslawhelp.org/

Texasfreelegalanswers.org - https://texas.freelegalanswers.org/

2-1-1 - www.211.org

 

For further information regarding your legal situation, you may be able to find do-it-yourself forms and resources at https://texaslawhelp.org/

 

Additional free or reduced cost legal assistance may be found here (the below link goes to a directory you can search by legal area of expertise and county).

https://texaslawhelp.org/directory?self_help_tag=733&county=99