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2400 First Street, Suite 214 Fort Myers, FL 33901

Housing Law Requirements

Basic Guidelines

For us to help you, you must be a resident of Lee County or have been referred to the Lee County Legal Aid Society by another legal services program. Your household income must be at or below 200 percent of the poverty level as established by the federal government. You must also have a civil legal issue that falls under our purview. We handle the following types of cases:

  • Landlord/Tenant Questions
  • Evictions
  • Unlawful Detainers

Additional Guidelines

Must have been a continuous resident of Florida for the past six months.

If you have been convicted of battery, assault, domestic violence battery, violent crimes, sexual abuse, child abuse or elder abuse, you are not eligible for services unless the executive director, after meeting with you and considering your case, determines otherwise.