Alise Housden Joins Legal Aid Society as Housing Staff Attorney in Murfreesboro

Mar 11, 2022 at 05:57 pm by WGNS

Alise Housden

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that Alise Housden has joined the firm as a housing staff attorney in its Murfreesboro office.

Housden will provide legal services for Rutherford County residents in eviction-related cases, while also advocating for and working toward systemic changes.

In addition, she will assist clients in applying for Rutherford County’s COVID-19 Rental Relief Program, which 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. For those who qualify, relief funds will be sent directly to their landlord or utility company. (For more information about the program, read the COVID-19 Rental Relief brochure on Legal Aid Society’s website.)

“We’re thrilled to welcome Alise to Legal Aid Society,” said DarKenya W. Waller, director of Legal Aid Society. “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. With Alise on our team, we look forward to making a difference in the lives of tenants across Rutherford County.”

Housden comes to Legal Aid Society from Long, Burnett, & Johnson, PLLC, where she had been a staff attorney since 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in 2012 and her Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law in 2015. She has been practicing law in Tennessee since 2015.
About Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The nonprofit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at, or by following the firm on Facebook.
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