legal resources and self-help guides

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

To get help with a general civil legal issue, call our Legal Aid Line at 888-529-5277. 


If you need to apply for help with a nonfamily matter, click here to access our online application. 

Texas Law Help: Eviction & Other Landlord Issues

Austin Tenant Council: Tenant Concerns

This list is to connect individuals who are in need of emerg

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Interfaith Family Services

  • www.supportformom.com 
  • 214-827-7220
  • Emergency support for low-wage and hourly workers in the travel, hospitality, and entertainment industries with children ages 0 to 18.

Faith Formula

  • www.faithformula.org 
  • 214-964-0708; Flora Webb, Social Services Coordinator
  • Families that are experiencing a crisis may be eligible to receive the following assistance:  food, clothing, rental and utility assistance, information and referral services.

Frisco Family Services

  • www.fiscofamilyservices.org 
  • 972-335-9495
  • They provide one-time Emergency Financial Assistance to help during their time of need to qualified clients. 

Housing Crisis Center

  • www.hccdallas.org
  • 214-828-4244
  • Through an annual grant from FEMA, during the months of October through January, Housing Crisis Center awards financial aid to families facing utility shut-off situations and or pending eviction.
  • Funds are limited, so are dispersed on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Coaching sessions are generally required to present the documentation required to qualify.

North Dallas Shared Ministries

  • www.ndsm.org
  • 214-358-8700
  • Desoto, Downtown Dallas up to south Plano, Farmers Branch
  • 75001, 75115, 75204, 75205, 75209, 75219, 75220, 75225, 75229, 75230, 75231, 75234, 75235, 75240, 75243, 75244, 75247, 75248, 75251, 75252, 75254, 75287

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