Eviction Prevention RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
Housing Court Locations (212) 791-6070
A tenant involved in a non-payment or holdover proceeding must go to housing court in the borough in which they live.
Manhattan 111 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
Brooklyn 141 Livingston Street Brooklyn, NY 11210
Bronx 1118 Grand Concourse (at 116th Street) Bronx, NY 10456
Queens 89-17 Sutphin Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11435
SI, NY 1
City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court, Inc. 29 John Street Suite 1108 New York, NY 10038-4005 (212) 962-4795
The City Wide Task Force on Housing Court staffs information tables in each of the four Housing Courts five mornings a week. They assist tenants with the Housing Court process and make referrals to tenant organization and legal services. Maintain a listing of agencies which provide FEMA funds for rent arrears. The information is free and available to all unrepresented litigants.
Tenant Network is an informal network of tenants and tenant leaders who are actively involved in tenant associations and/or community groups. This web site has a lot of information on tenants’ issues such as tenants’ rights, housing court information and advocacy, eviction procedures, and more.
HRA Housing Court Liaison
The Housing Court Liaison Units are located in the Housing Courts of the four boroughs. They assist public assistance and non-public assistance individuals in the Housing Court seeking assistance in resolving their housing problems. It is hoped that through early intervention in the Housing Court process, the HRA Housing Court Unit may help to prevent or forestall evictions.
Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan
(718) 590-7593 (718) 237-4894,5 (212) 385-8426,7,8
For a list of legal resources, refer to Vol. I, Legal Services, Section A 5.
CATRAP- Computer Assisted Tenant Representation
A resource for those preparing defenses for eviction proceedings. It provides direct links to relevant cases, caveats on using the defenses, and other practice tips. To register go to http://www.wnylc.net/onlineresources/register.asp?index=Register. Follow the instructions to register, and then tick off the “housing CATRAP” selection box in the database access selection area. Then click on the Register box at the bottom of the screen to send in your request for approval. When accepted, you will be notified by e-mail, you can use CATRAP by going to the online Resource Center page http://www.wnylc.net/onlineresources/welcome.asp?index=welcome and clicking on the blue “login” button.
The Marshals Handbook encompasses all the department's directives, issued through the years for official conduct and record keeping when evicting a tenant. The Marshals Handbook is available for viewing at the Municipal Reference and Research Center, located at 31 Chambers Street, Suite 112, New York, NY 10007, or may be purchased for $25 in any of the following ways:
1. In Person: City Store Municipal Building North Plaza One Centre Street New York, NY 10007
1. By Phone: (212) 669-8246
2. Online (secure E-commerce site)
http://www.nyc.gov/citystore , click on Municipal Publications and type in Marshals Handbook in the search tool.