Welcome to probono.net/ny/Housing!
Join this site if you are an attorney or law student currently volunteering with at least one of the participating organizations listed below, a legal services attorney advising low income and disadvantaged clients on housing issues in New York, or an advocate from a community or legal services organization representing individuals in NYCHA hearings -- there are resources here to help you.
In partnership with LSNYC, the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program, Housing Court Answers and University Settlement, LawHelpNY.org is excited to announce the launch of a set of new "know your rights" housing resources. With a focus on non-payment proceedings, new resources include an interactive step-by-step timeline outlining the procedural steps of a non-payment proceedings, new mobile friendly document, stipulation and settlement checklists, and a document to address common questions about rent demands and rent assistance options. Learn More
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 is maintained by the Legal Support Unit of Legal Services NYC. It is hosted by the Legal Support Unit of Legal Services NYC and The Legal Aid Society, and was created with assistance from attorneys at the neighborhood-based offices of Legal Services.
Practice Area Resources
The heart of the housing practice area is the library, which houses a wide range of 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.
You can join us right now. After we review the requested information, you will be provided with a response by email. Thank you for your interest! We hope to work with you soon.
The probono.net/ny Housing Practice Area contains important resources for tenant advocates, including:
- The New York City Housing Authority Management Manual, not otherwise available online (requires site membership).
- Breaking Leases: The Intersection of Consumer and Housing Law (Dec 2015) is now available on-demand in the library. CLE credit is available for NY attorneys!