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A Practical Guide for Tenants and Landlords created by MSU College of Law Housing Law Clinic.

Michigan Legal Help
Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court. There are many Do-It-Yourself tools to help you create court forms. See their Housing page.

Free Legal Aid:

  • Lakeshore Legal Aid provides legal advise and direct representation to low-income and elderly clients. Call the Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (CALL) at 888-783-8190 for a free intake and legal advice if you qualify.
  • United Community Housing Coalition helps families retain their homes permanently, preserving family assets and protecting neighborhoods from blight caused by vacant housing through foreclosure prevention, eviction defense and tenant support and education and advocacy. Services are free and available to low-income people. Contact: 313-963-3310.
  • Michigan Legal Services is dedicated to eliminating systemic causes of poverty in the areas of housing, health, public benefits, and community economic development through impact-oriented legal services and support for community organizations engaged in efforts to rebuild low-income communities. Contact: 313-964-4130.