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 designates the eight months between October 1 and May 31 as a time when heat legally must be provided to renters. NYLAG attorney Jared Riser spoke with Gothamist about what tenants can do if their landlords don’t to comply.
An error in NYCHA’s case management system that wrongfully terminated tenants’ Section 8 vouchers continues to leave tens of thousands in jeopardy. In this follow up article on the issue, NYLAG attorney Anna Luft offered further commentary on the struggle that tenants face in accessing key information from NYCHA’s customer centers.
A failure in NYCHA’s case management system caused thousands of tenants with Section 8 vouchers to be mislabeled as delinquent on their annual recertifications. NYLAG attorney Anna Luft spoke to The Riverdale Press about the issue and NYLAG’s swift action urging the agency to immediately suspend the terminations.