Help With Landlord / Housing Issues

New York City has a severe housing crisis. Rents are too high and apartments are not always adequately maintained or kept in livable condition. To make matters worse, hiring a landlord/tenant attorney to fight a landlord can be too expensive for many people.

If you or someone you know has a landlord problem, I want to recommend a non-profit organization that provides free legal advice to low income residents in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan with housing problems. The organization helps with landlord issues including – but not limited to – Eviction Prevention, Illegal Lockouts, Housing Conditions and Other Tenant Rights. The name of the non-profit is MFY Legal Services. (MFY is currently only serving residents of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. We are searching for a similar non-profit to recommend for Queens and Staten Island residents.)

You can contact MFY Legal Services by telephone or visit one of their walk-in clinics below:

MFY Phone Contact

Manhattan and Brooklyn Residents
MFY Legal Services’ Housing Projects
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Call 212-417-3888

Bronx Residents
MFY Legal Services – Bronx Housing
Thursday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Call 212-417-3889

MFY Walk-In Clinics: Times and Locations

Bronx
Bridge Builders
156 West 164th St., Bronx, NY 10452
Tuesdays: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Part of the Solution (POTS)
2759 Webster Ave., Bronx, NY 10458
Thursdays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Office of Senator Gustavo Rivera
2432 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458
2nd Wednesday of each month: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Bronx Housing Court (Basement Concourse)
2759 Webster Ave., Bronx, NY 10456
Every other Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Brooklyn
Neighbors Together
1094 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11233
2nd & 4th Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Manhattan
Harlem Community Justice Center
170 East 121 St., 1st Floor, New York, NY 10035
1st & 3rd Thursday: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Village Independent Democrats
26 Perry St., NY, NY 10014
2nd Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We hope you are finding our consumer alerts useful. And, as always, if you know someone who is struggling with overdue debts, please have them call us for a bankruptcy consultation at 212-315-3755.