Cancel 2020 Cocktail Cabaret
It’s time to #Cancel2020, but not before we celebrate all that the tenants have accomplished this year. When COVID hit
Online Rent Payments
My landlord says I have to pay rent online because COVID-19, what can I do? You do not have to
Bedbugs in New York City Apartments Why are bedbugs such a problem in New York City? Bedbugs, the tiny, biting
How to Handle Housing Court Without a Lawyer
How to Handle Housing Court Without a Lawyer It is generally a good idea to have an experienced tenant lawyer
Finding a Lawyer
Learn how to find a lawyer to help you with your housing issues.
MCIs: Major Capital Improvement Rent Increases
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If You Just Can’t Afford The Rent
High rents are probably the biggest problem for most New York City tenants. There are limited resources available to help
About Rent Stabilization
Found out what apartments are covered and what it means.
Rent control is the older of the two rent regulation systems in place in New York City. Today it covers only those tenants who live in buildings built before February 1, 1947 and who have lived in their apartments since July 1, 1971 (if the building has fewer than three units, since April 1, 1953), or a person who succeded an apartment who was in since then.
Illegal Evictions / Illegal Lockouts
Learn more about illegal evictions and lockouts.
Forming A Tenants’ Association
Learn how to form a tenants’ association with tenants in your building.
Learn more about holdover evictions and what to do if a case is initiated against you.
Learn what to do if your landlord isn’t providing essential services or making prompt repairs.
New York City’s Affordable Housing Programs
Public Housing – New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) owns and operates 178,000
Mold In Your Apartment
Learn more about how to identify and eliminate mold in your home.
Nonpayment of Rent Eviction Cases
Learn more about eviction for nonpayment and what you can do if you’re being evicted for nonpayment.
Heat & Hot Water
Learn what to do if your landlord does not provide adequate heat and hot water.