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Legal Resources

Some of the following resources are specific to King County. For resources in your area, contact the Washington State 2-1-1 at 2-1-1 from a landline, 206-461-3200 or 800-621-4636 or 206-461-3610 for TTY/hearing impaired calls.

  • Washington LawHelp: (online only) — Provides self-help legal information for renters, including detailed packets on repairs, deposits, small claims court and the eviction process.
  • CLEAR Line Legal Help: 888-201-1014 — Northwest Justice Project’s free legal help and assistance for low-income Washington State residents. Open Mon–Fri, 9:15 am–12:15 pm.
  • Housing Justice Project: 206-267-7090 — King County Bar Association’s walk-in legal information and assistance. Priority service for renters facing evictions. Open Mon–Fri, 8–10:30 am, in the King County Courthouse (516 3rd Ave, Room W-314) in Seattle and Kent Regional Justice Center (401 4th Avenue N Room 1281). Seattle location also open Mon, 4–6 pm.
  • Legal Action Center: 206-324-6890 — A part of Catholic Community Services, Legal Action Center offers legal advice and assistance for low-income Seattle renters facing eviction, repair problems, deposit loss, subsidy termination, lockouts and other issues.
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinics: 206-267-7070 — King County Bar Association’s legal clinics located across King County, NLC attorneys can provide a free half hour of legal advice to renters, regardless of income.
  • Northwest Justice Project: 206-464-1519 — Legal help for tenants in public housing or with Section 8 vouchers facing subsidy termination or eviction.
  • Moderate Means Program — The Moderate Means Program is a partnership between the Washington State Bar Association and Washington’s 3 law schools. MMP connects people within 200–400% of the Federal Poverty Level to lawyers who offer legal help at reduced fees.
  • CLEAR*Senior Legal Help: 888-387-7111 — Northwest Justice Project’s free legal help and assistance for persons over 60 years of age of all income levels. Seniors can call the CLEAR Senior Line starting at 9:15 am and leave a message. The line will close for the day once the voicemail message system is full.
  • Legal Voice: — Empowers women with knowledge about their legal rights and tools to help them navigate the legal system.