National & State-Wide AdvocacyHUD Housing Counseling: West Tennessee Legal Services is a national HUD Housing Counseling Intermediary providing housing counseling without regard to income through a contract with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Services are provided throughout Tennessee by WTLS and by subcontracts with Memphis Area Legal Services. Services are also provided in approximately 13 states and the District of Columbia through subcontracts with legal services agencies.
Fair housing enforcement: WTLS provides assistance to those persons who allege violation of the Federal and state Fair Housing Acts through grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Services are provided throughout Tennessee by WTLS and by subcontracts with Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and Cumberlands and Legal Aid of East Tennessee. WTLS’ National Fair Housing partner is Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.
Default and foreclosure prevention: West Tennessee, through contract with NeighborWorks America, provides assistance to persons in danger of or in default and foreclosure through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program. Services are provided in west Tennessee and throughout the United States through subcontracts with selected legal services agencies.