Housing Law for Low-Income Communities in New York City 2021

  • 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Practicing Law Institute
  • This event will take place online
  • Housing

Why You Should Attend

Housing in New York City is challenging to locate and maintain. Demand for housing in New York City has outpaced supply for decades.  The housing crisis is experienced most acutely by low-income New Yorkers. This program will provide the basis foundational elements of the practice: navigating Housing Court; rent subsidy programs including the Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS) program and Section 8 vouchers; and working with tenants living in New York City Public Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Housing Court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • New York City’s Right to Counsel in Housing Court
  • Developing an understanding of Housing Court procedure
  • FHEPS eligibility rules
  • Rent regulation and subsidy eligibility
  • Section 8 vouchers: eligibility, ongoing assistance, and relocations
  • NYCHA Public Housing: understanding public housing and administrative hearings

What You Will Learn

  • Housing Court 101: Practice tips for attorneys representing tenants
  • Types of cases and court procedure
  • Common defenses
  • Settlement considerations
  • Common rental subsidies important to low-income communities in New York City
  • Section 8 vouchers
  • The Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS) program
  • Rent Stabilization and increase exemptions
  • New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Public Housing Policies
  • Eligibility and applications
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Public housing tenants in housing court