Skip to main content
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Advocacy. Education. Representation.
Apply for Help
Legal Advice Lines
Self Help Resources
Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
12 Common Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Get the facts about 12 common legal mistakes. Know the law so you don't make these mistakes. Fact #1: Oral contracts are still contracts A contract does not need to be in writing to be...
Advice for Renters: Foreclosure
This guide provides advice for renters in a foreclosure situation.
Advice for Renters: Manufactured Home Tenants
This brochure details advice for renters of manufactured homes in Idaho and is available in English and Spanish.
CDC Eviction Ban - August 3, 2021 to October 31, 2021 - Blocked by Court on 8.26.21
On August 3, 2021, the CDC issued a new Eviction Moratorium Order, in effect until October 31, 2021, banning evictions for "covered persons." On August 26, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked...
Derechos Y Deberes De Los Inquilinos Y Dueños
Aunque haya un contrato por escrito o no, si hay un contrato entre el inquilino y el dueño. Si hay un contrato por escrito, el contrato gobernara como el dueño y el inquilino deberán actuar...
Domestic Violence and Housing Rights Guide
This guide was created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. to explain housing rights and protections a domestic violence survivor has under federal and state law. For more information, please see...
Fair Housing Act Includes Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination - Feb. 11, 2021
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a press release on February 11, 2021 that they will begin enforcing the Fair Housing Act to include protection against...
HUD Eviction Prevention and Stability Toolkit
HUD has updated its Eviction Prevention and Stability Toolkit, which includes brochures on public housing authorities, non-payment of rent evictions, housing choice vouchers, repayment agreement...
Idaho Attorney General's Landlord Tenant Manual
This Landlord Tenant Manual was created by the Idaho Attorney General's Office and describes both landlord and tenant's rights and responsibilities in areas such as moving in, lease agreements,...
Idaho Residential Utility Disconnection Factsheet
In Idaho, investor-owned utilities providing basic services such as electricity, gas, water and telecommunications services must follow rules that protect consumers. The rules are established and...
Landlord and Tenant Self-Help Forms
Temporary Reduction in Rent Agreement. Idaho Legal Aid has prepared a customizable template agreement to assist tenants and landlords who have agreed to a temporary reduction in rent due to the...
Landlord-Tenant Rights & Responsibilities
This brochure was prepared by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. for the purpose of informing landlords and tenants of their rights and responsibilities. It attempts to summarize current Idaho law and...
NHLP Know Your Rights: Domestic Violence and Federally Assisted Housing
The National Housing Law Project has created a Know Your Rights Brochure on the Violence Against Women Act and its protections related to federally assisted housing for survivors of domestic...
Normal Wear and Tear Guide for Tenants
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. has created a "Normal Wear and Tear" Guide for tenants who want to understand their rights and obligations related to caring for the rental unit and "normal wear and...
Renting a Foreclosure Property
This document details your rights as a tenant of a foreclosure property.
Right to a Jury Trial in Idaho Evictions
This YouTube video by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. explains a tenant's right to a jury trial in Idaho evictions where a question of fact is in dispute (where the parties disagree on some fact...
Tenant's Declaration of Rental Agreement for Rental Assistance Applications
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the CDC eviction moratorium Order was challenged in court and was vacated (withdrawn). However, the same day, the court issued a stay, which prohibits enforcing that...
Utility Bills: Advice for Renters and Homeowners
This pamphlet is a brief summary of the rules adopted by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) concerning electric, natural gas, and water termination practices. The rules apply to all...
What to Do If Your Landlord Shuts Off Your Utility Service(s)
Attached is a What to Do If Your Landlord Shuts Off Your Utility Service(s) Guide created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. This guide provides information on your rights in this situation and...
Resources and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including protections under the CARES Act, evictions, unemployment benefits, garnishment of wages, etc.
Money, Debt, and Bankruptcy
Credit Practices/Credit Reports
Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
Small Claims Action
Collection Proof Debtor
Debt Management Counseling
Pay Day Loans
Other Identity Theft
Family Law and Domestic Violence
Civil Protection Order (CPO)
Custody and Visitation or Parenting Time
Third-Party Custody or Visitation
Adult or Minor Name Change
Family Law Community Resources
Employment and Unemployment
Workplace Safety and Health
Health and Medical Benefits
State or Locally Funded Medical Programs
Health and Medical Benefits Community Resources
Guardianship & Conservatorship
Complaint Against a Guardian or Conservator
LGBTQ Community Resources
Evictions and Lockouts
Repairs and Damages
Service or Support Animals
Federal Fair Housing Act
How to File a Fair Housing Complaint
Renter Safety and VAWA
Utility Issues and Shutoffs
Subsidized or Public Housing Programs
Mobile Home Issues
Home Equity Conversion/Reverse Mortgage
Foreclosure and Covid-19
Renters and Foreclosure
Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
Housing Community Resources
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Workplace Safety & Health
Power of Attorney/Advanced Directive/Living Will
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Resources for Seniors
Wills and Small Estates
Living Wills/Advance Directives/Powers of Attorney
Wills and Holographic Wills
Supplemental Security Income
Social Security Disability Benefits