for those in need

Our mission is to Provide Excellence in Legal Advocacy for Those in need.

Memphis Fair Housing Center

The Memphis Fair Housing Center (MFHC) serves the community by providing free legal assistance to victims of fair housing discrimination and predatory lending, renters with landlord/tenant issues, and those facing foreclosure or homelessness.  We are a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and adopter of the National Industry Standards for Home ownership Education, Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention.  To apply for assistance, please call (901) 432-4663.

Free Advice and Assistance

Every third Tuesday of the month, housing attorneys and staff will be available at Benjamin Hooks Library from 4 PM – 6 PM to offer advice and assistance. Additionally, every third Friday of the month, they will be available at Whitehaven Library from 10 – 12 PM.

MALS HAS MOVED TO 200 JEFFERSON, SUITE 1075. We look forward to serving you in our new location.

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
Over 50 years of serving Memphis and the Midsouth

It’s Our 53rd Birthday, but Instead, of celebrating with a party, MALS is celebrating by serving our COVID-19 impacted community.

We provide free legal advice and representation for low-income, disabled, and elderly clients in legal crises that threaten self-sufficiency or quality of life. We serve people in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties.

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MALS turns potential tragedies into justice for those most vulnerable in our communities.


MALS offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for attorneys, paralegals law students, and others.


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 Memphis and Shelby County Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program

 Memphis and Shelby County Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program  March 1, 2021 Program Overview The U.S. Department of Treasury has granted a total of $28.2 million to the City of Memphis and Shelby County (including 19.6 million to the City and 8.6 to the County) to

Tenants face possibility of being homeless as end of eviction moratorium nears

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The eviction moratorium is quickly approaching and overdue tenants are currently in a 30-day period that is expected to end at the end of the month. The city of Memphis and Shelby County have been working with several organizations to keep renters from living

Evictions to ramp up next week as CARES Act protections expire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Like many landlords right now, Adam Rudman feels conflicted. “I cannot save everybody. I’m trying to do as much as we can. It’s hard to see people getting put out of their homes but eventually it’s also a business,” he said. The owner of

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