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Fighting for Safe, Affordable Housing

Legal support to help you remove barriers to get housing, keep your housing, and fix unsafe housing.


Evictions per day are filed in New York State


Tenants with housing concerns were assisted in 2023


Eviction cases were handled by NLS in 2023

How We Help

By assisting individuals who have problems with their landlords, have faced discrimination while looking for a place to live, or who are facing homelessness.

What We Do

We can help with

  • Icon for Eviction defense Eviction defense
  • Icon for Unsafe living conditions Unsafe living conditions
  • Icon for Lockouts Lockouts
  • Icon for Housing discrimination Housing discrimination
  • Icon for Tenants experiencing domestic violence Tenants experiencing domestic violence
  • Icon for Landlord not returning security deposit Landlord not returning security deposit
  • Icon for Tenants prevented from having a service or emotional support animal Tenants prevented from having a service or emotional support animal

Request Support

We are a not-for-profit public interest law firm providing free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals. Reach out if you or someone you care about are in need of support.

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For Erie County - 716.847.0650
For Niagara County - 716.201.0046
For Wyoming, Genesee, and Orleans Counties - 585.343.5450


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