Building Partnerships & Community Connections

COVID Eviction Legal Help Project

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Tenants who face housing insecurity do not always know about free legal aid or where to find it. Many have trouble accessing free legal aid once they know it is available. 

This toolkit offers legal aid organizations ideas they can use to connect with tenants — both directly and through work with established organizations and services — so tenants can more easily find them. Many of the examples come from work already underway at legal aid organizations in Massachusetts.


Read the guide: 


Additional resources:

Templates for Tenant Outreach
Use these templates and scripts to contact tenants who are facing eviction.

Community Organizations & Stakeholder Checklist
Use this checklist to identify organizations for community engagement.

Brief Paragraph About Housing Legal Aid
Use this sample language to describe housing legal aid or your organization to new partners.

Talking Points About Housing Legal Aid
Give these brief talking points to staff at partner organizations so they can answer basic questions about housing legal aid.

Approaches to High-Impact Outreach - Editable Version
Use this Word document to adapt the guide for your own needs.


Know Your Rights videos:

Facing an Eviction series


Know Your Rights handouts:

Handouts with information about tenant's legal rights.


Sample community engagement materials:


For use in print media or social media


Flyers (8.5 x 11)

Banners (33 x 78)

Use in public spaces, with a retractable banner stand

Tear-off posters (8.5 x 14)

Use in high traffic areas such as laundromats

Bookmarks (2 x 6)

Use during doorknocking or for outreach through public libraries