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Whether you are a tenant that has been forced to live in deplorable and unsafe conditions because your landlord won't make repairs or perhaps you're a landlord who feels trapped by debt and unsure of how to proceed, we want to hear your story.
Please send an email to us at GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov and let us know how we can help. We also encourage you to attach photos or video to your email to help describe your situation. You can also call our office for assistance at 212-669-7250.
Advocacy Organizations for Tenants
Legal Aid Society
Offers free legal services regarding housing to low-income individuals and families.
Make the Road New York
Provides attorneys for targeted advocacy, education and representation in housing court and landlord-tenant cases.
Bushwick, Brooklyn: (718) 418-7690
Jackson Heights, Queens: (718) 565-8500
Port Richmond, Staten Island: (718) 727-1222
Met Council on Housing
Hosts free tenant clinics and a tenant rights hotline.
New York Communities for Change
Uses on-street organizing and legislative advocacy to preserve and expand affordable housing.
(347) 410-6919 ext. 270
Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition
Develops and supports tenant associations, holds workshops on housing rights and cultivates active housing committee members for participation in larger citywide activities.
Pratt Area Community Council
Offers 1-on-1 tenant counseling, tenant rights workshops, legal clinic and assistance to buildings that want to create or strengthen tenant associations.
Tenants & Neighbors
Provides tenants with information and referrals, educational resources, training workshops, organizing support, leadership development, and campaign coordination support.
(212) 608-4320 ext. 314
Important Forms for Tenants
Forms for Residential Tenants
NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal
Provides details on filing a harassment complaint or applying for a rent reduction based on outstanding housing violations.