Housing Court

Over 17,000 tenants did not have legal counsel in Housing Court cases brought by their landlords this year, new state numbers show.
Johnnie Jackson has lived in his family’s St. Albans home for most of his life and owned it for nearly 30 years. First a convicted mortgage scammer took it from him, now a bank is still trying to snatch the property.
More than 10% of people matched with a publicly funded attorney for housing cases made above the income limit once set for who could get a free lawyer. Advocates say it points to a need for free legal help beyond just the city’s poorest.
Illustrating a growing trend, a private equity firm that scooped up hundreds of rental units in The Bronx is forcing some tenants out, making the case for “Good Cause” eviction protections.
A group called Homeowners for an Affordable New York is dialing voters and patching them through to their local reps.
More than 200,000 eviction cases currently pending in city housing courts could begin to move forward again as early as Tuesday. Read this if yours may be one of them.
Bill de Blasio guaranteed Housing Court attorneys to all in need. That may not be enough when the eviction freeze expires as soon as Jan. 15.
Nearly 200 Red Hook Houses residents have been without cooking gas since January, forcing them to use hot plates or spend money on take-out. Tenants say they’re victims of a longstanding pattern of neglect.
Housing advocates made a tool to help tenants easily fill out and submit the hardship declaration required to stave off eviction proceedings until at least May 1.
New York forces FHEPS voucher applicants to get sued for eviction before they can qualify for help — impossible during a Housing Court moratorium approaching its first anniversary.
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A resident was allegedly forced out of their room — one of two purported attempted lockouts there this month. Housing advocates across the city say some building owners are trying to make illegal end-runs around the pandemic-spurred evictions freeze.
Some tenants breathe easier with new clarity from the courts about how and when cases may resume. But others are first in line when evictions restart.
New Yorkers will be able to request deferments due to “flu-like symptoms” or possible coronavirus exposure starting Friday, court officials said.
Citywide eviction rate fell 18% over the last two years — credited, in part, to the Right to Counsel law. City Council mulls increasing eligibility.
The Grand Concourse hall of justice for landlords and tenants was supposed to complete a move to a larger space this year. Then came the bill.