South Brooklyn Legal Services
Jane Landry-Reyes Senior Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Society
Legal Services NYC
Housing Court Answers’ (HCA) hotline
HCA is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday
Provides information about Court procedures, landlord/tenant rules and regulations, enforcement of housing code violations, referrals for free legal help, and referrals to community organizations that help with housing problems.
Tenant Protection Unit
The TPU preserves affordable housing by detecting and curtailing patterns and practices of landlord fraud and harassment through audits, investigations, and impactful legal actions. The TPU also encourages compliance by informing tenants and owners of their rights and responsibilities under the rent regulation laws.
The Metropolitan Council on Housing
Tenants’ rights telephone hotline: The hotline is free and open to any tenant living in New York City.
Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 – 8:00pm. Fridays from 1:30pm to 5pm.
They can give brief answers to your rights as a tenant, and explain your options for dealing with a housing situation.
Common questions relate to:
- getting repairs from negligent landlords
- getting adequate heat in the winter months
- dealing with the threat of eviction
- questions about leases and lease renewals
- legal rent increases for rent-regulated apartments
Pratt Area Community Council
For appointments or information (718) 522-2613