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
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The Latest on Tenant’s Rights
On October 7th, 2020, NYLAG held a live Q&A that discussed evictions, rent strikes, rent payments, your rights as a tenant, and more. Here’s the pre-recorded video and the FAQs answered.
NYLAG housing experts discuss the current crisis and what needs to be done to help tenants who can’t afford their rent.
Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by the health and economic devastation caused by COVID-19 and could face homelessness if we do not have proper rent and housing relief. Learn more about NYLAG’s support of the “Emergency Housing Stability and Tenant Displacement Prevention Act.”