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Apply for Help from Iowa Legal Aid

Authored By: Iowa Legal Aid

Apply by Phone

  • 1-800-532-1275 Monday-Friday from 9 to 11 am or from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, except Thursday afternoon. Most offices are open 8:30 to 4:30 (emergencies taken when open).
  • Iowans 60 and over may apply for help by calling the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161 Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Interpretation is available

Apply Online

  • Click here to apply online.
  • If you are an agency referring a client, please use the same link above.
  • Interpretation is available

Eviction Help Desks

Iowa Legal Aid is operating Eviction Diversion Help Desks at or near courthouses throughout the state. These help desks provide free legal assistance to eligible applicants, to help Iowans preserve their housing and avoid immediate homelessness.  Iowa Legal Aid has also partnered with local agencies that provide rental assistance so that people can access legal assistance and rental assistance at the courthouse. Click here to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Iowa Legal Aid has limited staff and cannot help with all civil legal problems. Please apply to find out if we can help you.
  • Click here for more frequently asked questions about applying for help from Iowa Legal Aid.
Last Review and Update: Feb 23, 2022
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