Program: Housing

Program Snapshot: Advocacy and legal representation for tenants with housing needs including eviction, repair issues, and/or landlord harassment.

Services: Based on eligibility and need, services can include

  • Advocacy and/or representation in housing court or administrative venues like the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) or the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
  • Assistance applying for charitable funds for rent arrears.

Eligibility:  Individuals or families may be eligible if they are

  • Live in Manhattan or in the Bronx; priority is given to families living in the following zip codes: 10026, 10027, 10029, 10034, 10035, 10452, and 10453.
  • NMIC makes final eligibility decisions after screening on a case-by-case basis based on agency capacity and the legal merits of the case.

How to Enroll:  

  • Walk-in Intake Hours:
    • Main Office - Tuesdays starting at 8am (first come, first served).
    • Bronx Office - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am - 1pm.
  • Manhattan residents may also request to be assigned to a NMIC attorney through housing court.
  • Please bring
    • Government-issued identification (if available)
    • Social security card (if available)
    • Proof of income (e.g., pay stubs, SSI/SSD award letter, and/or case composition and benefits issued printouts from HRA)
    • All court documents (if applicable)
    • Lease, rent bill, and any other documents pertaining to the housing issue.

Contact Information:

  • Please call us at 212-822-8300.

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