The Housing Law Unit (HLU) helps:
- Tenants whose landlords are trying to evict them in cases involving disputes about rent (non-payment cases)
- Tenants with cases where the landlord wants to evict them whether or not the rent has been paid (holdover cases)
- Tenants who have been evicted illegally – when the landlord has forced them out without going to court at all
- Tenants who are trying to force their landlords to make repairs or to provide heat, hot water or other basic services like extermination
- Tenants living in public housing or with Section 8 rent subsidies who may have special problems due to the practices of the New York Housing Authority
- Tenants in private housing
- Tenant groups who are trying to improve their living conditions
- Tenants with disabilities in both private and public housing who may have different problems because of their disabilities
The Housing Unit does not represent landlords or tenants having disputes with other tenants.
Please call 718 237 5500 during business hours.
- Brent Meltzer - Co-Unit Director
- Michael Weisberg - Co-Unit Director
- Jane Landry-Reyes - Senior Staff Attorney
- Rachel Hannaford - Staff Attorney
- Arlene Hansen-Eder - Senior Paralegal
Elder Law Project and Brooklyn Law School team up to save elderly tenant's apartment
Senior Staff Attorney Jane Landry-Reyes and Brooklyn Law School student Charles Barker won a tremendous victory on behalf of an elderly, mentally ill tenant facing almost certain eviction from her valuable and affordable Rent Stabilized apartment because of the loss of three years worth of her crucial disability-related benefit.
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Profound vindication of rent regulated tenants' rights in Brooklyn building subject to a City vacate order
Karen May Bacdayan and Ed Josephson of our Brooklyn office recently won a significant victory on the issue of a landlord’s duty to repair a building after the city issued a vacate order due to conditions in the building, and simultaneously preserved the affordable tenancies of seven vulnerable, rent regulated tenants.