References and Legal Resources

There are many federal and state housing laws that protect you as a landlord and property owner. For more information about your rights, where to find legal advice, and landlord/tenant laws, please refer to the resources below.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC)

Through legal advice and assistance, ALSC helps Alaska’s families, veterans, seniors and other vulnerable members of the population stay in their homes and avoid homelessness. They can help you understand eviction or foreclosure, resolve landlord-tenant disputes, and clarify issues about adequate repairs to substandard housing. They can assist you with legal questions and situations, and their services are free. To access legal information about a certain topic, follow the links below.

Web: Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Helpline: (907) 743-1000 (in Anchorage); (855) 743-1001 (outside Anchorage)

Alaska Pro Bono Program 

An allied effort of the Alaska Bar Association and the Alaska Legal Services Corporation designed to provide volunteer legal help for low-income Alaskans. They teach the Alaska Legal Services Landlord Tenant Clinics.

Web: Alaska Pro Bono Program 

Landlord/Tenant Clinics

Volunteer attorneys who teach these free clinics focus on providing in-depth advice on landlord/tenant law and offer special assistance for some tenants with certain types of housing problems. Clinics are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

Web: Landlord/Tenant Clinics

State of Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act

This act includes landlord and tenant rights and obligations under Alaska law. In accordance with Alaska Statute (AS) 44.23.020(b)(8), it has been approved by the Alaska Department of Law and published by the Alaska Real Estate Commission. The Alaska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act may be amended by the State Legislature, so it is advisable to check with your nearest Legislative Information Office to find out if the law has been amended. The Alaska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is not included on this website but is available for reference at your local law library.

Web: State of Alaska Landlord and Tenant Act
Download: The Alaska Landlord & Tenant Act: What It Means To You

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST 

An initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program consists of a comprehensive training curriculum as well as a toll-free information line and website designed to provide technical guidance to the public.

Web: Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Military members or veterans can call the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or visit the VA’s home loan website to get personalized assistance. Military members may also contact their local JAG office for more information. 

Web: VA Home Loan Website
Web: JAG Legal Assistance Office

Elder Aid

Provides information about programs in place to assist seniors in exercising their rights, help secure benefits to which they are entitled and work to protect them from abuse and exploitation.

Web: Eldercare Locator

FreeAdvice.com

The leading law and legal advice site for consumers and small businesses.

Web: FreeAdvice.Com

The Tenants Union

A nonprofit, membership-based organization that has been providing information to Washington State tenants and fighting for stronger tenants' rights since 1976.

Web: The Tenants Union