Make the Road NY
Brooklyn (718.418.7690 ex 1500)| Queens (718.565.8500) | Staten Island (717.727.1222) | Long Island (631.231.2220)
Monday-Friday 9:30am – 7:30pm
MRNY represents tenants/tenant associations in preventing evictions, improving families’ safety in their homes, and protecting affordable housing in New York City.
Services are offered in both Spanish and English. MRNY also provides ESL classes, citizenship readiness classes and GED classes in Spanish free of charge.
Fair Housing Justice Center (212.400.8201) | (866.350.FHJC)
Assists individuals and organizations with allegations of illegal housing discrimination. Provides counseling on fair housing rights, investigative assistance, and referrals to attorneys and administrative agencies. Note: this group does not provide legal representation. Operating hours – Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Walk ins not accepted.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (212.219.3360 x7574) Located at 99 Hudson Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10013.
Civil rights organization serving a pan-Latino constituency. Areas of focus include constitutional rights, immigrants rights, voting rights; housing, education, language and job discrimination, the treatment of day laborers, freedom of movement, and all forms of bias that affect Latinos. Provides services for class action suite only, but still refers individual to additional services. Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM.
MFY Legal Services Inc. – Neighborhood Preservation Project (212.417.3812)
The Neighborhood Preservation Project of MFY Legal Services provides advice, counsel, brief services and full representation to low-income Manhattan residents threatened with loss of housing. Intake hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 PM – 4:30 PM.
Housing Conservation Coordinators (212.541.5996)
A not-for-profit organization based in Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen that seeks to preserve safe, decent and affordable housing. Intake hours for housing issues: Monday 4:00pm-6:30pm; Thursday 10:00am-12:30pm. Bring paperwork and ID. Services in English and Spanish.
Legal Aid Society (212.577.3300)
A private, not-for-profit legal services organization dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. Services in English and Spanish.
NEW YORK COUNTY ONLY
Contact: Azeeza Tropea (646.386.5428)
Volunteer attorneys provide limited representation for unrepresented landlords or tenants in their nonpayment cases in the Housing Court’s Resolution Part. The representation begins and ends the same day. This project is conducted in partnership with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Offers a Tenant’s Rights Legal Clinic for landlord- tenant issues, including SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption) and DRIE (Disabled Citizen Rent Increase Exemption).
Contact: Nyiela Ayub (646.386.5429)
The Civil Court’s GAL Program recruits, trains, and supervises a pool of GALs who are appointed by Housing Judges to advocate on behalf of mentally or physically impaired litigants facing eviction in landlord-tenant cases. Attorneys and non-attorneys are eligible to participate.
Women’s Justice NOW
Saturday, Aug 18 | 7:00am - 11:00am Clinic Escorting
Sunday, Aug 26 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm ALLY EVENT: Unite for Justice
Tuesday, Sep 11 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm Divorce and Separations Workshop
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