Homeless Rights Project

The Homeless Rights Project enforces the legal rights of homeless families and individuals in all five boroughs of New York City. The Project does this through a combination of:

  • litigation on behalf of groups of clients
  • direct client representation
  • operation of a daily, toll-free hotline
  • regular outreach in emergency housing facilities

Know Your Rights


  • Homeless Rights Project Hotline: 1 (800) 649-9125
  • City-wide back-up support to all Legal Aid and Legal Services offices. City-wide litigation and advocacy on behalf of homeless families with children and homeless single adults to obtain emergency housing, public assistance benefits, special grants, and permanent housing relocation.
  • When to call: Telephone intake for homeless families with children in emergency situations.