Housing

Publications

  • Renter and Homeowner Information – Recordings by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands that discuss housing issues 
  • Fact Sheet- Fair Housing Act – Information about housing rights issues often faced by people with disabilities.  (Document coming soon)
  • Fact Sheet- Fair Housing Act (SPANISH) – Information about housing rights issues often faced by people with disabilities.  (Document coming soon)

Helpful Links

Services

  • Memphis Fair Housing Center – This organization can be reached at 109 North Main, Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38103, or by phone at (901) 432-4663. 
  • Tennessee Fair Housing Council – A private, non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to eliminate housing discrimination throughout Tennessee. 
  • Fair Housing Project – provides legal advocacy, education, and outreach on fair housing issues.  They may be reached by phone at 731-426-1309. 
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. 
  • Tennessee Human Rights Commission – An independent state agency responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act and the Tennessee Disability Act which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation. 
  • Rooftop Nashville – Provides emergency rental assistance to residents of Davidson County through a partnership with local congregations. 
  • aLEGALz – a toll-free phone line offering free legal information and referrals to low-income Tennesseans.  They may be reached by phone at 1-888-253-4259.
  • Online Tennessee Justice – A private messaging service where volunteer attorneys answer legal questions for persons with low income. 
  • Private attorney referral services:
  • Local Legal Aid Offices:

Information

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides FREE services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615.298.1080
Fax: 615.298.2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865.670.2944
Fax: 865.470.7028

West Tennessee

2693 Union Avenue Extended, Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38112

Phone: 901.458.6013
Fax: 901.458.7819