LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYCHA tenants on how to get repairs

LawHelpNY is proud to announce a new series of resources designed to help public housing tenants in New York City successfully get repairs from NYCHA, the city’s public housing authority. The resources, developed in partnership with Housing Court Answers, offer practical advice on how to effectively exercise one’s right to a home in good condition, including the … Read moreLawHelpNY launches new resources for NYCHA tenants on how to get repairs

LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYC tenants who need information on eviction and housing court

LawHelpNY.org is excited to announce the launch of its New York City Housing Mini-Portal. With a focus on non-payment proceedings, the resources are designed to help the 99% of tenants who navigate NYC Housing Court without an attorney. The new mini-portal includes: An interactive step-by-step timeline outlining the key steps in a non-payment case. Checklists … Read moreLawHelpNY launches new resources for NYC tenants who need information on eviction and housing court

Housing Court Answers is now available in Spanish

New York City housing court can be challenging. It might even make you feel like a tourist in your own city. And it can be especially tricky without legal representation (going “pro-se”). Luckily there are a number of resources available, like LawHelpNY’s NYC housing court mini-portal, to help you navigate housing court. For instance, the … Read moreHousing Court Answers is now available in Spanish

Facing Foreclosure? Get Live Chat Assistance via CourtHelp

The foreclosure crisis in New York State is far from over. Foreclosures filings in New York remain high, hovering at more than 40,000* a year since 2013, a number well above pre-recession levels. After reaching a low in 2011 of under 17,000, the number of filings began to creep back up to a level alarmingly … Read moreFacing Foreclosure? Get Live Chat Assistance via CourtHelp

Report Potholes with NYC311 App

 

See a pothole on an NYC street? It’s now easier than ever to report it. Report potholes with just a few taps on your iPhone or Android smartphone; you can file a pothole service request. The NYC 311 App is free to download and easy to use. It also allows you to report a lost item in a taxi, parking meter issues, request a new City tree, and much more. Download the NYC311 App here: http://on.nyc.gov/GL73rg

Tenants Rights Campaign Against Exploitative Landlords

This post was originally featured on LSNYC’s blog. The Tenant Rights Campaign, a joint initiative of Legal Services NYC and The Legal Aid Society, working in collaboration with New York Communities for Change, launched an anti-displacement initiative in East New York and Brownsville. (Above: Residents of 650 New Jersey Avenue gather before this morning’s press conference). With … Read moreTenants Rights Campaign Against Exploitative Landlords

NYC Rent Freeze Program Update

The NYC Rent Freeze Program for Seniors and People with Disabilities (also known as SCRIE and DRIE) is a great way to help NYC tenants stay in their homes and keep their rent low. It’s been 6 months since the Department of Finance published the NYC Rent Freeze Report, which identifies where potentially eligible people live throughout … Read moreNYC Rent Freeze Program Update