Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
All pending eviction orders are suspended until further notice, as ordered by Chief Administrative Judge Marks. No tenant may be evicted until there is a change to the court order. Under new state legislation, if you have experienced a financial hardship any time between March 7, 2020 and the date that all COVID-related safety restrictions are lifted in the region, you may not be evicted for failing to pay rent first owed during that period.
Your landlord can still collect rent as scheduled, and if you can pay your rent, you should continue to do so. If you need help paying rent, go to the Public Assistance or Welfare page.
To learn about the latest updates to this information, you can contact the City’s Tenant Helpline. The Mayor's Office to Protect Tenants (MOPT) is available to assist you with questions about your tenancy and connect you with free legal assistance through HRA’s Office of Civil Justice.
For more information, go to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Support page.
If you have been served a holdover eviction notice, you may qualify for free legal representation in Housing Court or free legal counsel to help you avoid eviction.
Legal services include:
- Representing you in Housing Court
- Negotiating with your landlord
- Finding out whether your rent amount is correct or whether your housing conditions require repair by the landlord
- Preparing and filing required agency and court papers
You can send a message to the HRA Office of Civil Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
In Housing Court, you can see a legal professional by going to the Human Resources Administration (HRA) Office of Civil Justice in the building, 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Friday, except holidays. The HRA Office of Civil Justice is located at these Housing Courts:
1118 Grand Concourse, Room 1A
Brooklyn and Staten Island
141 Livingston Street, Room 201
New York County
111 Centre Street, Room 854
89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Room 121