New Housing Resources on LawHelpNY

In partnership with LSNYC, the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program, Housing Court Answers and University Settlement, 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.

What's New

  • 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