We help tenants navigate housing court by providing housing, financial, and legal assistance, with a focus on helping to resolve critical repairs and prevent evictions.
Our programs' Housing Resource Centers serve the housing needs of New Yorkers. When necessary repairs aren't made, residents must make do without essentials like gas and heat. Economic hardship leaves many on the brink of eviction and homelessness. Through housing, financial, and legal assistance, we have helped thousands of New Yorkers resolve the issues they are facing to remain in their homes.
Red Hook Community Justice Center
The Red Hook Community Justice Center’s Housing Resource Center supports Red Hook public housing residents by providing access to justice and procedural justice in housing court with the goal of preserving safe and affordable public housing in Red Hook. The Housing Resource Center staffs a Help Desk that is open daily on a walk-in basis to community members seeking assistance with repair issues, rental arrears, or support navigating their housing court cases. Staff members work to connect tenants to critical services that address the underlying issues that may contribute to, or arise from, their housing instability. These services can include counseling, case management, mediation, employment, victim services, and legal and financial assistance that can help them remain in their homes and prevent future eviction proceedings. The Housing Resource Center also uses proactive outreach strategies to educate residents on public housing rights and regulations; public health issues and the dangers posed by unhealthy living conditions; and the resources offered at the Justice Center more broadly.
For further information, contact Ross Joy, Program Manager, at 718.923.8245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harlem Community Justice Center
The Harlem Community Justice Center's Housing Help Center uses a problem-solving approach to assist tenants in public housing and privately-owned housing in an on-site Housing Court. Help Center staff work to preserve safe and affordable housing in Harlem, providing daily walk-in services to community residents. The Help Center partners with the New York City Housing Authority to resolve repair and leasing issues outside of court proceedings and to address underlying issues that contribute to housing instability. In 2018, Help Center staff assisted nearly 1,500 clients with tenant rights information, pro bono counsel referrals, a volunteer lawyer program for public housing tenants, repair follow-ups, and financial assistance helping tenants to remain in their homes and prevent future eviction proceedings.
For further information, contact Rafael Moure-Punnett, Program Manager, at 212-360-4988 or email@example.com.