Housing Practice

With roughly 20,000 cases closed annually, housing work comprises the largest Civil practice area. We perform the following kinds of work for clients with housing issues:

  • preventing evictions
  • representing tenant groups
  • securing repairs
  • obtaining and preserving housing subsidies
  • challenging rent increases and overcharges
  • obtaining rent increase exemptions for seniors and the disabled
  • preventing foreclosures

Find Your Legal Aid Society Neighborhood Office

A Legal Aid Society Neighborhood Office providing housing assitance is in your borough.

Homeless Rights Project Hotline

  • 1 (800) 649-9125
  • Area of Practice: City-wide support to all Legal Aid and Legal Services offices.  City-litigation and advocacy on behalf of homeless families with children and homeless single adults to obtain public housing, public assistance benefits, special grants, and permanent housing relocation
  • When to Call: Telephone intake for homeless families with children every Tuesday from 10:00AM-12:00PM.  Emergencies at all other times.