There are two types of cases that a landlord can start in Housing Court. A nonpayment case to collect rent or a holdover case to get the apartment back.
There are charities and public assistance programs to help pay back rent.
Private nonprofit organizations that help tenants with emergency back rent payments.Learn More
You can file an HP action against your landlord for not providing repairs or services.
What to expect if you are going to housing court without a lawyer.
What is the court process?
Step by step what to expect if your landlord brings you to court.Learn More
Do I need an order to show cause?
File an order to show cause (OSC) to ask the judge for a new court date.Learn More
New York City Housing Authority has its own rules and procedures. Here is some information for people living in public housing.
I need NYCHA to lower my rent.
If your income goes down, or if someone moves out, NYCHA can lower your rent.Learn More
I want to file a grievance against NYCHA.
A grievance is a formal complaint to challenge NYCHA on an unfair
decision or inaction.
I received eviction papers from NYCHA.
Look carefully at the papers. If the papers tell you to go to 250 Broadway, NYCHA is starting a termination of tenancy case through their administrative hearing process. If the papers tell...
Housing court cases can affect your credit score and your ability to get another apartment in the future.
Roommates have rights as tenants.
I want to evict my roommate
My roommate is crazy, can I change the lock? No! If your roommate has ever paid you or if they have a signed rental agreement with you or if they haven’t paid...