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.
tenants helped with eviction, displacement, and homelessness
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
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The Latest on Tenant’s Rights
We are proud to announce Sirrah Harris as our first-ever director of outreach and access to justice! Learn more about Sirrah’s impactful seven-year tenure at NYLAG and how her new role will advance our mission.
After an extensive search, NYLAG has named Amira Samuel as director of Pro Bono & Volunteers.
On February 16th, 2021, NYLAG held a live Q&A that discussed the process to submit a hardship application for tenants seeking additional protection against evictions as well as answered live questions from tenants. Here’s the pre-recorded video and the FAQs answered.