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 represented in the face of eviction, displacement, or 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
- For more about our Public Housing Justice Project, click here
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The Latest on Tenant’s Rights
City Limits: ‘They Assigned Us Far Away’: As Shelter Limit Policy Expands, Some Families Are Already Too Familiar
On Monday, October 16th the City released a policy that limits newly arrived immigrant families to only 60days in shelters. This will only further disrupt and traumatize families and will especially impact children. NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman spoke with CityLimits about this outrageous policy.
Testimony: New York City Council Oversight Hearing Before the Committee on Public Housing RE: $78.34 Billion: NYCHA’s Physical Needs Assessment
Public Housing Justice Project Director Anna Luft and Staff Attorney Sophie Cohen represented NYLAG at City Hall to testify that NYCHA’s Physical Needs Assessment is no excuse to forgo repairs or privatize public housing.
After nearly 2 years of advocacy and push from lawyers at NYLAG, the housing authority has published a public document of all its regulations. NYLAG’s Anna Luft and Kate Fetrow spoke with CityLimits about this huge win.