Through housing, financial, and legal assistance, we help tenants navigate housing court to resolve critical repairs and prevent evictions.
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 more 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 more information, contact Rafael Moure-Punnett, Program Manager, at 212-360-4988 or email@example.com.
Brownsville Community Justice Center
The Justice Center works to reduce crime and the use of incarceration in Brownsville while restoring faith in the justice system and strengthening the local community. Homelessness is a growing problem in a number of neighborhoods served by the Justice Center. The goal of our Housing Resource Center is to prevent evictions, helping people maintain or obtain stable housing.
The Resource Center works intensively with residents to create both short and long term goals. Each resident is assigned a case manager offering one on one advocacy, connections to programs and services, and an array of educational workshops. Services range from help with rental arrears, to securing housing benefits, to assistance overcoming homelessness. Along with the immediate goal of preventing evictions and ensuring housing stability, the Housing Resource Center focuses on community education campaigns, establishing and maintaining partnerships with local organizations that work toward improving housing conditions, and advocating for more affordable housing options in the area.
For more information, please contact Yvette W. Rouget, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-248-3762.