Legal Rights & Aid

There are many federal and state housing laws that protect you as a renter. For more information about your rights, to get legal advice about eviction, or to report a case of housing discrimination, please refer to the legal resources listed below. For a quick summary of your rights, click here.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC)

Through legal advice and assistance, ALSC helps Alaska’s families, veterans, seniors and other vulnerable members of the population stay in their homes and avoid homelessness. They can help you avoid eviction, resolve landlord-tenant disputes, and ensure adequate repairs are made to substandard housing. They can assist you with legal questions and situations, and their services are free. To access legal information about a certain topic, follow the links below.

Web: Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Helpline: (907) 743-1000 (in Anchorage); (855) 743-1001 (outside Anchorage)

Alaska Pro Bono Program

An allied effort of the Alaska Bar Association and the Alaska Legal Services Corporation designed to provide volunteer legal help for low-income Alaskans

Web: Alaska Pro Bono Program
Phone: (907) 272-9431

HUD: Fair Housing Act

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) works to eliminate housing discrimination and promote civil rights and economic opportunity through housing. FHEO enforces fair housing laws, investigates complaints of housing discrimination, and works to protect people of color, families with children, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and others who may disproportionately face eviction through discriminatory policies and practices. If you believe you have been discriminated against in violation of any of these federal fair housing laws, you can file a complaint with FHEO.

Web: HUD Fair Housing Act
Download: Are You A Victim of Housing Discrimination ?

Elder Aid

Provides information about programs in place to assist seniors in exercising their rights, help secure benefits to which they are entitled and work to protect them from abuse and exploitation.

Web: Eldercare Locator

State of Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act

This act includes landlord and tenant rights and obligations under Alaska law. 

Web: State of Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act
Download: The Alaska Landlord & Tenant Act: What It Means To You