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Chatham County Legal Aid Services Referral

BACKGROUND:  Federal law prohibits adverse housing or employment conduct based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status (pregnant women and children under 18) and disability. If you think you may have experienced housing or employment discrimination or sexual harassment you should speak with an attorney about your legal rights.

If you cannot afford an attorney, Chatham County and the local office of Legal Aid of North Carolina have formed a partnership to provide in-person legal consultations to low-income Chatham County residents. Eligibility for referral under the partnership is capped at the specific limits related to the federal poverty income levels. 

  • Housing complaint clients must have household income at or below 235% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Employment complaint clients must have household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

To view the current tables for 2018 Federal Poverty Levels, CLICK HERE.


  • Housing complaints could relate to suspected discrimination by landlords, realtors, lenders, neighborhoods, community associations, residential care facilities, public housing and related issues. This also can include evictions and foreclosures.
  • Job complaints can include suspected discrimination based on age, disability, equal pay/compensation, harassment, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, retaliation, sexual orientation and sexual harassment. It also can include securing unemployment wages and unpaid wages.


If you think you are income-eligible and want a consultation with Legal Aid, COMPLETE THIS ONLINE FORM.