Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Links to Free Legal Help during the COVID-19 outbreak.  

This page provides information on how to find local, state, and national resources if you need legal help as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19).    


Renters & Homeowners:


Am I eligible for Rental Relief?

Click the link below to see if you are eligible for rental relief from the Tennessee Department of Housing Authority or your county.   

Rental Relief Application 


Renters: Learn your rights and find help with Renter Defender.

Renter Defender can help you learn more about your rights as a renter and find help in your community. Go to or click here to get started. 


The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has put together information booklets about the impact of Conoravirus on renters and homeowners.  Click on the links below to learn more.



Mortgage Payments


Emergency Financial Assistance:

The Tennessee Department of Human Services is providing financial aid to certain families that lost employement due to COVID-19.  Applications are being accepted online.  Clck on the link below to learn more and apply:  

Emergency Cash Assistance

The COVID-19 Response Fund was created to assist individuals and families experiencing financial hardship due to this virus.  Visit the site below to find resources that are available right now.

Nashville Repsonse Fund



This is information provided by the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville in response to the impact of COVID-19 and business closures. 

A Guide to the Unemployment Process in Tennessee (COVID-19 Help)

The Tennessee Department of Labor's website provides a great deal of information as to Tennesseans' eligibility for unemployment benefits and the process required to receive them.  Visit their site by clicking on the link below:

COVID-19 Unemployment for Employees 

Unemployment Insurance - Frequently Asked Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility information for self-employed workers provided by the Tennessee Department of Labor:

Self-Employed Workers



 You can find up-to-date information on the TennCare Coronavirus webpage here.  


Legal Help:

For free legal advice and referrals, call 844-HELP4TN  (844-435-7486) or visit the American Bar Association's free online legal clinic to get answers to your legal questions from a licensed Tennessee attorney.  

You may also find your local legal aid program below:

Memphis Area Legal Services

West Tennessee Legal Services

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

Legal Aid of East Tennessee



For a update on the status of Tennessee courts during the coronavirus outbreak, click here.  

The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts has links to local orders, government actions, coronavirus specific laws, and other resources.  Click here to visit their site.  


Small Business Owners:

Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration for guidance and loan resources for those impacted by the Coronavirus 

Small Business Administration - COVID-19


COVID-19 Scams:

Scammers see the covonavirus as an opportunity.  Read to this blog to see what tactics they're using and how you can avoid getting scammed.  


More COVID-Specific Information in Tennessee: 

Disability Rights TN Covid Page

Student Loans

TN Justice Center

TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition





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