438 Main Street l 7th Floor l Buffalo, NY
(716) 847-0662

Housing Helpline

Housing Helpline (for Residents in Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Wyoming Counties)

The Housing Helpline provides free legal advice and brief services over the phone on landlord/tenant matters to low-income residents living in Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Wyoming Counties. 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 Monday* & Wednesday** between 12pm – 2pm.  Call the Helpline during these hours and leave a detailed message about your housing question.

Individuals will be screened for income eligibility before getting an attorney call back within 48 hours.

* = WNY Law Center will be handling callbacks received on Mondays
**=ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Center for Elder Law and Justice, and Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo will handle voicemails received on Wednesdays

Forms for Tenants:

VLP Tenant Answer Form

Materials To Bring To Court

Client Survey

**Please note**

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.


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