Who is eligible for services?

You must have an income that is not more than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. In certain circumstances this limit may be exceeded. The receptionist will you tell whether you are eligible for our services.

How do I apply?

Contact the office in the county in which you live:

Kent County: 302-674-8500
New Castle County: 302-575-0660
Sussex County: 302-856-0038

The receptionist, will ask you for intake information. This is required by our funding sources before we can serve you. If you are eligible for services, and you have a legal problem that we handle, your information will be given to a member of our legal staff who will review it and contact you.

What General Problems Are Handled By The Poverty Law Program?

Click on the general topics below to link to informational webpages concerning that area of law.


• Evictions
• Unsafe Housing Conditions
• Housing Code Violations
• Lock-outs
• Public Housing Rights
• Section 8 and other Subsidized Housing Rights
• Mortgage Foreclosures

Government Benefits:
• Social Security/SSI
• Food Stamps
• Medicare/Medicaid
• Welfare
• General Assistance

Domestic Violence:
• Protection from Abuse Orders
• Child Custody, Visitation and Divorces for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Immigration Law:
• Assistance for immigrant victims of crime and domestic violence to obtain U Visas, T Visas, VAWA Self-Petitions and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

CLASI does not handle the following:
• Criminal Matters
• Wills
• Malpractice Cases
• Traffic Offenses