Defending tenants facing eviction, displacement, and homelessness.
Safe, affordable housing is disappearing throughout the city. The housing crisis brought on by rising rents is hitting communities of color, single parent households, people with disabilities, and veterans particularly hard. Eviction uproots families, jeopardizing employment and education, and often leads to homelessness.
At NYLAG, we fight to preserve housing, prevent homelessness, ensure economic security for families, and promote stability in our communities.
people remained in their homes
evictions stopped last year
Our lawyers fight for safe and affordable housing. We offer the following legal services:
- Representing individuals and families in Housing Court eviction cases
- Advocating before administrative agencies, including NYCHA and Section 8
- Obtaining and preserving rent subsidies
- Preserving safe and affordable housing
Need free legal services or financial counseling?
Help us prevent evictions.
The Latest on Tenant’s Rights
All eviction courts and eviction cases are suspended in New York due to the current public health crisis. Read our FAQs on NY’s eviction moratorium.
NYLAG advises there is more work to be done with the Right to Counsel Law to ensure all New Yorkers of limited means have access to an attorney when their housing is on the line.