Tenants’ Rights

Defending tenants facing eviction, displacement, and homelessness.

Safe, affordable housing is disappearing throughout the city. The housing crisis brought on by rising rents is hitting communities of color, single parent households, people with disabilities, and veterans particularly hard. Eviction uproots families, jeopardizing employment and education, and often leads to homelessness.

At NYLAG, we fight to preserve housing, prevent homelessness, ensure economic security for families, and promote stability in our communities.


tenants helped with eviction, displacement, and homelessness


Our lawyers fight for safe and affordable housing. We offer the following legal services:

  • Representing individuals and families in Housing Court eviction cases
  • Advocating before administrative agencies, including NYCHA and Section 8
  • Obtaining and preserving rent subsidies
  • Preserving safe and affordable housing

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The Latest on Tenant’s Rights

New York City Rent Increase: What You Need to Know

NYLAG’s Sophie Cohen contributed to this New York Times article on the impacts of recent rent increases in New York City. “When a rent-stabilized apartment has annual rent increases of this magnitude, it is no longer about affordability and sustainability for tenants.”

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