Facing eviction in Murfreesboro? New Legal Aid Society lawyer can help

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands welcomes a new staff attorney to the Murfreesboro office.

Alise Housden, who joined the firm as a housing staff attorney, will focus on helping tenants facing eviction.

“Her expertise will be highly valuable as we work to assist tenants who have been struggling to afford basic living expenses during the challenging circumstances of COVID,” said DarKenya W. Waller, director of Legal Aid Society, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm.

Alise Housden has joined the Legal Aid Society as a housing staff attorney in its Murfreesboro office.

In addition, Housden will assist clients in applying for Rutherford County’s COVID-19 Rental Relief. The program offers benefits for those struggling to pay rent, utilities or other home energy costs due to the loss of wages or income during the pandemic.

Funding will be available for payment of delinquent expenses. Future rent payments may also be eligible for qualifying households.

For those who qualify, relief funds will be sent directly to their landlord or utility company. More information on the COVID-19 Rental Relief can be found in a brochure on Legal Aid Society’s website, las.org.