Find Free NJ Legal Information

Welcome to the LSNJLAWSM website, provided by Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ). LSNJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering free civil legal assistance to low-income people in New Jersey. Find legal information by clicking on a legal topic or typing a few words into the search box.

Community Resources

Many people with legal problems need other types of non-legal help as well. The resources listed on this site provide a wide range of aid and information to people in need. They are broken down into three categories: Emergency Resources, Aid and Services, and Information Only. Some of the links will take you away from LSNJ's website, and you will access an external website that LSNJ does not control. LSNJ cannot attest to the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the information provided by these outside links. Linking to a website does not constitute an endorsement of any of the products or information presented on the site by LSNJ or any of its employees.

Covenant House New Jersey: CHNJ helps youth facing homelessness and human trafficking. We provide immediate shelter and care for youth age 18-21. They also provide an array of services to promote resilience to enable our clients to transition to independent living.

Homelessness, Shelters, and Emergency Housing

NJ Department of Housing and Community Resources Screening Tool: Allows you to go through a screening process to see if you are eligible for NJ assistance programs, such as rental assistance, homelessness and eviction prevention, and home energy assistance.


Guide to Affordable Housing in NJ: A list of affordable housing in New Jersey by county (from the NJ Department of Community Affairs)

New Jersey Housing Resource Center: A free and anonymous online tool to search for affordable housing, housing options for people with disabilities, and other housing information and links

Public Housing Authority Contact Information: Lists of public, low-income, and affordable housing, and applications for Section 8 vouchers (from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)