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Legal Resources & Other Help

Housing Programs & Services

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Due to the eviction moratorium, households are not being sued for non-payment of rent. Please refer to COVID-19 Resources, Housing Programs & Services, Eviction Moratorium.

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
https://www.nylag.org/gethelp
COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline: 929-356-9582 or https://www.nylag.org/hotline

Assistance with:

  • Advanced Planning (Standby Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy, Wills)
  • Consumer Debt (Debt Collection, Wage Garnishment)
  • Employees’ Rights (Paid Leave, FMLA, Working Conditions)
  • Housing (Eviction, Rent Arrears, Foreclosure, Mortgage Relief Options,)
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Public Benefits
  • Special Education issues (K-12)
  • Stimulus Payment questions

Urban Justice Center
https://www.urbanjustice.org/covid-19-updates
646-470-9704, for assistance with a legal issue in the Bronx or Brooklyn involving housing.

Additional Resources

Homebase: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/homebase.page
Phone numbers of the nearest Homebase, visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/homebase-locations.page.

Homebase can help households stay out of shelter by offering assistance with obtaining public benefits, emergency rental grants, relocation services, and more.

All Homebase locations are closed, but services are still available by phone.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
https://www.nmic.org

Temporary COVID-19 intake hotlines for all New Yorkers — but prioritizing residents in Upper Manhattan and Southwest Bronx — to receive assistance on Housing: 929-512-4565, Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Center for Independence of the Disabled
https://www.cidny/nyconnects
844-862-7930

Information and assistance with application/recertification process and needed documentation, including both regular Unemployment Insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.