NYLAG’s Housing Project supports low-income tenants in New York City’s five boroughs through representation, advocacy, brief service, and advice.

The Housing Project works to preserve affordable housing for individual tenants and their families, and to assist in preventing homelessness —  as well as insuring safe living spaces. Staff achieves these goals through

  • Defending non-payment and holdover actions in Housing Court and agencies
  • Bringing HP (repairs) cases
  • Advocating to obtain or preserve rental subsidies

Housing Project staff also actively participates in the City Wide Housing Task Force, a forum for New York City’s tenant advocates to share and discuss recent legal and political developments, and to testify at government hearings on relevant housing topics.

Some of the specific kinds of cases assisted by the Housing Project include:

  • Non Payment cases
  • Holdover cases
  • HP actions (Repairs cases)
  • Ejectment actions
  • Section 8
  • SCRIE/DRIE matters
  • DHCR cases
  • Article 78 cases
  • Reasonable Accommodation matters
  • NYCHA Hearings
  • HPD Hearings

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Frequently used housing terms

Housing court locations
Brooklyn (Kings Co.)–141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Bronx (Bronx Co.)–1118 Grand Concourse, Bronx, N.Y. 10456 *Bronx NYCHA Part is in the Bronx Supreme Court House, not Housing Court*
Queens (Queens Co.)–87-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, N.Y. 11435
Manhattan (New York Co.)–111 Centre Street, New York, N.Y. 10013
Staten Island (Richmond Co.)–927 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10310