Our attorneys and advocates provide free, comprehensive civil legal services to individuals and families – frail older adults, people with disabilities and those experiencing homelessness, immigrants, low-wage workers and low-income families – with a primary focus on the East Side of Manhattan, including East Harlem and Roosevelt Island, using a multi-disciplinary holistic approach to legal representation.
Are you seeking legal assistance?
Walk-in clinics are available for the following matters:
- SNAP Clinic
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House clinics are held from 10:00 - 1:00 every Wednesday.
Clinics at Bellevue Hospital are held from 9:00 - 3:00 every Friday through September.
- Tenants’ Rights Advice Clinic
The next Lenox Hill Neighborhood House clinic will be on September 6th
from 10:00 - 1:00.
The next East Harlem Health Action Center clinic will be on August 15th from 2:00 - 5:00.
- NYC Rent Freeze - SCRIE Clinic, from 10:00 - 1:00.
The next clinic will be held on August 9, 2018.
Clinics are held at 331 East 70th Street and operate on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis. You must check-in by 12:00 for clinics.
Our phone intake is open through July 31 for the following matters:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Advance Directives
- Health Care Access
- Affordable Health Insurance
In August, all intake will be closed except for SNAP assistance. All calls that are unrelated to SNAP matters will be returned in September.
If you need legal assistance in one of these areas, please call our intake hotline at 212-218-0503. Click here for more information on our legal advocacy intake.
All cases will be screened through our intake process and will be accepted on an individual case-by-case basis. If we cannot assist you directly, we will do our best to make an appropriate referral.
Check out our fact sheets for immediate information!
- The Eviction Process in New York City (Español)
- How Do I Get Help With Rent Arrears? (Español)
- How Do I Apply for a One Shot Deal? (Español)
- What Can I Do About Noise in My Apartment? (Español)
- Do You Need Repairs in Your Apartment? (Español)
- What Are My Rights in My Rent Stabilized Apartment? (Español)
- Repair or Replacement of Appliances in Rent Controlled and Rent Stabilized Apartments (Español)
- What Can I Do if I Have Heat or Hot Water Problems in My NYC Apartment? (Español)
- Housing Discrimination in New York City (Español)
- Discrimination in Housing Based on Source of Income (Español)
- Landlord Harassment (Español)
- Cleanliness and Storage in Your Apartment (Español)
- Do You Have Bedbugs in Your Apartment? (Español)
- How Can I Find Affordable Housing in NYC? (Español)
- What is a Section 8 Voucher? (Español)
- What is a Security Deposit? (Español)
- How Do I Get Repairs to My NYCHA Apartment (Español)
- How Do I File a Court Case to Get Repairs in My NYCHA Apartment? (Español)
- How Do I Transfer to a New NYCHA Apartment? (Español)
- How Do I Move Someone Into My NYCHA Apartment? (Español)
- How Do I Use “MyNYCHA” Smart Phone Application? (Español)
- Does New York State Owe Me Unclaimed Funds? (Español)
- Do You Need Help Paying for Heat? (Español)
- Do You Need Help Paying for Air Conditioning? (Español)
For more information about our Legal Advocacy program, please contact:
Legal Advocacy Director