Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) helps provide equal access to justice, improving lives since 1946.
- CLASI provides free legal services to:
- People with disabilities, as Delaware’s Protection and Advocacy System
- Older citizens (60 and over)
- Victims of housing discrimination, under HUD’s Fair Housing Initiative Program
- People living in poverty
- Victims of domestic violence
- Immigrant victims of crime, abuse and neglect
- CLASI is committed to racial and ethnic fairness in the delivery of our services.
- CLASI has offices in Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown.
In Need of Legal Help?
To find out whether you are eligible for services from CLASI, or from another Delaware legal aid agency such as Delaware Volunteer Legal Services or the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, and to be referred directly to the agency that can handle your problem, call the Delaware Legal Help Link at (302) 478-8850.
It is illegal for a housing provider to prohibit service animals, charge a fee for service animals, or ask for a deposit for service animals. Landlords must make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, such as allowing for service animals without charging a fee. For more information, see the Fair Housing Program page. If you have been a victim of housing discrimination contact the CLASI office in your county.
Affordable Care Act
Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare are set to go into effect soon. Visit HealthCare.gov for information about how ACA could affect you. Delaware specific information can be found here.
Help Investigate Housing Discrimination! Become a Fair Housing Tester
CLASI conducts testing for compliance with Fair Housing laws in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Trained testers pose as home seekers and visit housing providers to collect information to assist with regional monitoring and investigations. Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more information.
Delaware’s Combined Campaign for Justice
Every year, the Delaware State Bar Association, CLASI, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) and the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD) join together in the Combined Campaign for Justice to raise funds to support free legal assistance to Delawareans living at or below poverty level. Donations are put to immediate use. Thank you for your support! Go to the Combined Campaign for Justice website to find out more about the Campaign and how to give by clicking here.
How to Report Mortgage Servicing Problems
Delaware consumers and professionals who help them with problems with their mortgage servicing companies should report the problems to the Monitor for the National Mortgage Servicing Settlement using this online form as well as to the Delaware Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit.