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.
- Brent Meltzer - Co-Unit Director
- Michael Weisberg - Co-Unit Director
- Jane Landry-Reyes - Senior Staff Attorney
- Rachel Hannaford - Staff Attorney
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