Buying a Home

Below you will find a variety of resources and forms that provide helpful information on your rights when buying a home. You will also find details on how to seek assistance or aid from a lawyer, if necessary.

Buying  A Home

US Making Homes Affordable Resource Page

This website can help you learn about buying and financing a home. You can also learn about getting mortgage help and how to protect yourself from scams.

Fair Housing/ Fair Lending

This booklet from West Tennessee Legal Services contains information on your rights when you are buying a house and getting a mortgage.


Information About Mobile and Manufactured Homes

What You Need To Know About Mobile Homes

You can learn more about your rights and duties when buying a mobile home from Legal Aid of East Tennessee. You can also learn about your rights and duties when you live in a mobile home. This link will download a booklet about mobile homes to your computer or device. You may check your "Downloads" folder on your computer.

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Manufactured Home

This booklet from the State of Tennessee can tell you more information you about manufactured and mobile homes.


Fair Housing: Your Rights

Memphis Fair Housing Center

This booklet will tell you about your rights when you are buying or renting a place to live. It talks about what types of discrimination are illegal. The booklet is from Memphis Area Legal Services. The information is helpful for anyone in Tennessee, but you may need to find different phone numbers or lawyers to help in your area.

Memphis Fair Housing Ordinance

This booklet talks about your rights when you are finding a place to live. This information is most helpful if you live in Memphis.

Fair Housing for Persons with Disabilities

This booklet talks about your rights when you are looking for a place to live if you are disabled. This booklet is helpful for anyone in Tennessee, but the phone numbers will be helpful only if you live in Memphis.


Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.






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