Housing Helpline (for Residents outside of Buffalo, but living in Erie County) The Housing Helpline provides free legal advice and brief services over the phone on landlord/tenant matters to low-income residents living in Erie County, but outside of the city of Buffalo. Clients can get assistance with navigating an eviction proceeding, preparing a written answer, tips on negotiating with your landlord, and learning about their rights as tenants. **If you have an eviction proceeding in the city of Buffalo, please see our Attorney of the Morning Program.**
CALL US AT: 716-828-8460
Hours: The Helpline is open for intakes Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am – 11am.
Individuals will be screened for income eligibility before getting scheduled with a same day attorney call back appointment. All Attorney callbacks will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12noon – 2pm.
Forms for Tenants:
The legal advice provided through the Helpline is limited to the phone consultation. The attorney will not represent you in court and will not contact your landlord or other agencies.