The New York State eviction moratorium expired on January 15, 2022.
DO NOT “self-evict” by voluntarily leaving your home. A legal proceeding must be brought against you to legally remove you from your home.
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) to obtain basic legal information and connect with free legal services. Additionally, anyone in receipt of a marshal’s notice of eviction has the right to an attorney in housing court, regardless of zip code, immigration status, or household income.
New York State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) portal reopened on January 10th. All eligible residents of New York State should apply immediately. Housing court cases cannot move forward while an ERAP application is pending. Click here for information from The Legal Aid Society about how to apply for ERAP.
For information about 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 (1-888-850-2712) 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 1-888-358-2384.
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: 1-888-850-2712Hours: 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: 1-888-850-2712
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.