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Housing

The Housing Law Unit (HLU) helps:

  • People whose landlords are trying to evict them in cases involving disputes about rent (non-payment cases)
  • People 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

Please read our zip code and income eligibility guidelines.

If you are eligible, call our housing hotline, (718) 237-5559, between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM on Tuesday or Thursday. Please have your papers with you when you call and please have a pen and paper handy.

If you have just received a marshal’s notice, or if you have just been evicted, you may come to the office without an appointment on Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM.

Unit Staff

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.

...continue reading "Elder Law Project and Brooklyn Law School team up to save elderly tenant's apartment" >

* (Housing) 4 November 13 More Housing spotlights >

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.

...continue reading "Profound vindication of rent regulated tenants' rights in Brooklyn building subject to a City vacate order" >

* (Housing) 19 September 13 More Housing spotlights >

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