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Tenants’ Rights

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.

3,250

tenants helped with eviction, displacement, and homelessness

Services

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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