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About probono.net/ny/housing

The New York City Housing Practice Area brings together housing practitioners who regularly and exclusively represent tenants in civil litigation in New York City. The housing practice area helps these tenant advocates do their job more effectively by providing a site for sharing information and legal resources.

This site was created with assistance from attorneys at the neighborhood-based offices of Legal Services NYC. It is currently supported by Pro Bono Net's New York Program

What You Will Find

  • Pro Bono Net, Right to Counsel NYC, and CUNY Law have partnered to curate the Right to Counsel Jobs Board, a listing of jobs in housing (eviction defense, affirmative litigation, etc.) with organizations funded by the law technically known as Universal Access. To submit jobs to be posted, please email your posting to rtcjobs@probono.net.
  • Access to an archived library of resources, which houses a wide range of introductory resources for the practitioner.
  • In addition to legal resources, the New York City housing practice area provides a network of experienced lawyers with whom you share ideas, strategy and work product, as well as a list of available and related job opportunities.

What's New

  • NEW! Housing jobs board, launched in February 2019 and hosted in partnership with Right to Counsel NYC and CUNY Law. 


  • In August 2017, NYC passed Local Law No. 136 ("Universal Access"), which codifies a right to counsel in housing court eviction defense proceedings. Check out the newly added Right to Counsel folder in our library to learn more about Universal Access and the ongoing work of the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition