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The Eviction Prevention Initiative is a grant-funded, collaborative effort that provides free legal services to qualifying individuals facing eviction.

Have you been sent an eviction notice?

Have you been served a detainer warrant?

Are you scared you are being unfairly evicted?


If so, reach out to LAET and speak with an intake specialist to see if Legal Aid of East Tennessee can help you.


Hamilton County- (423) 756-4013

Knox County- (865) 637-0484

Hotline for All Other Counties– (866) 333-1505 (Specifically for eviction & landlord/tenant issues only)

(Please note the Hotline area code is 866, not 865)

Hotline Counties:

Bledsoe | Blount | Bradley | Carter | Cocke | Grainger | Greene | Hamblen | Hancock | Hawkins | Jefferson | Johnson | Loudon | Marion | Meigs | McMinn| Monroe | Polk | Rhea | Sequatchie | Sevier | Sullivan | Unicoi | Washington

Who We Are

Across 26 counties — from Chattanooga to the Tri Cities — Legal Aid of East Tennessee provides civil legal representation for those who need it most: the elderly, victims of domestic violence, low-income families, and all those who face a legal challenge yet don’t have the vital assistance they need. Every day, we proudly answer the call for high-quality legal services that help change lives and improve communities.

Our Mission

Strengthening communities and changing lives through high-quality legal services

Our VIsion

An East Tennessee where justice is a community value and no one faces a legal problem alone

How To Get Help

We’re here to help, and offer a wide variety of resources for our community. Here you can find high-level information, downloadable brochures, and our on-demand “Anytime Attorney” video series. Consider these resources your first step in accessing vital legal information.

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