All residential evictions in New York State are currently suspended through and including September 30, 2020. Residential evictions may resume on October 1, 2020, if they are not further suspended by executive or judicial order, or legislative action.
If you are served with a notice or court papers and you reside in New York City, you should call the City’s Tenant Helpline (311) or Housing Court Answers (212-962-4795) to obtain basic legal information and connect with free legal services. Both hotlines operate Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tenants are encouraged to answer housing court petitions by telephone instead of visiting a court house. For information on housing court and the steps landlords must take to lawfully evict tenants and occupants, please click here to visit The Legal Aid Society’s website.
If you owe rent and need eviction prevention assistance, the Coalition for the Homeless’ Eviction Prevention hotline (212-776-2039) is open Wednesday mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m. If you have questions regarding housing court or your rights, please call our Crisis Intervention hotline at 212-776-2177
To schedule an appointment, you must call the Eviction Prevention Hotline at 212-776-2039 on Wednesdays beginning at 9:30 am.
Unfortunately, we only have a limited number of appointments available and it may be difficult to get through since there are so many in need. However, we encourage you to call on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am until either you are able to speak to an Eviction Prevention staff member or you hear a recorded message stating that all the appointments have been scheduled for the week. Please note, calling this, or any other number, another day or before 9:30 am on Wednesday does not help to schedule an appointment. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept clients on a walk in basis for Eviction Prevention services.
If you are unable to get through to the hotline, there are a few alternate resources we suggest you try to contact:
Eviction Prevention Hotline: 212-776-2039Hours: Wednesdays beginning at 9:30 amIt may be difficult to get through because of the flood of calls. Please keep calling back until you reach someone or get a voicemail message.In order to qualify, you must be in court, have a signed court stipulation and have future ability to pay your ongoing rent.
Eviction Prevention Hotline: 212-776-2039
Hours: Wednesdays beginning at 9:30 am
It may be difficult to get through because of the flood of calls. Please keep calling back until you reach someone or get a voicemail message.
In order to qualify, you must be in court, have a signed court stipulation and have future ability to pay your ongoing rent.