Legal Advocacy Projects + Issues


Eviction Prevention and Tenants’ Rights

Are you in Housing Court and facing eviction? Our Legal Advocacy Department provides free legal services to help individuals and families remain in their homes and avoid eviction.

  • If you live in Manhattan’s East Side, from 59th Street up, and Roosevelt Island, and your income is below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines ($2,010/month for an individual; $2,707/month for a family of two; $3,403/month for a family of three), you can attend one of our twice-a-month intake sessions at Harlem Community Justice Center (HCJC), 170 E 121st Street, from 10:00 - 1:00 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month. You may also attend our intake sessions at the Harlem Neighborhood Action Center, 158 East 115th Street on November 15, December 6, or January 17 from 2:00 to 5:00.
  • You can visit the HRA office at 111 Centre Street to be screened for a referral to a legal services provider, including our intake held at this location once a month.

Do you have a housing problem? Do you have questions about your lease? Is your landlord failing to make repairs or provide you with heat, hot water or other essential services?

  • We invite Manhattan residents to attend one of our upcoming Tenants’ Rights Advice Clinics, which will held on January 4, March 1 and May 3 from 10:00 – 1:00.  You will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. You must check in by 12:00. Please bring all relevant housing-related documents with you and you will be seen by an attorney or legal advocate.

Check our our fact sheets for more information!