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Tenant & Homeownership Resources

Tenant's Rights

Attorney General's Tenant's Rights Guide is an overview of tenant's rights in NYC, the Office of the Attorney General Tenant's Rights Guide is a well organized document explaining the rights and responsibilities of tenants.

NYC Rent Guidelines Board Tenant's Rights Guide also offers decent information about the rights and responsibilities of tenants, but was compiled back in 1999.

NYC Rent Guidelines Board Factsheets has tenant information (like rent increases) related directly to the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal has tenant information related directly to the DHCR (like rent increases), contained in the

Tenants and Neighbors has useful information and resources on a variety of topics ranging from rent control and rent stabilization to Project-Based Section 8 (HUD) buildings to starting a tenant association.

Housing Court/Eviction Information and Assistance on Housing is a large, comprehensive legal site with listings of legal services, factsheets on housing issues, help on court processes, and links to other resources. En Español.

Housing for people living with HIV/AIDS is a list of resources for those living with HIV-AIDS, particularly focusing on legal and eviction prevention services.

City-Wide Task Force on Housing Courts Factsheets If you are facing eviction, these factsheets have information on the housing court processes, answering non-payment petitions, the holdover proceedings, housing part actions for repairs and serices, stipulations in court, eviction notices from a marshal, and when rent deposits are required.

Homeowner Resources

The NEDAP Homeowner's guide includes helpful information on housing for seniors, predatory lending, and deed theft.

HUD's guide to legal aid for housing issues includes resources on predatory lending and foreclosue. on Housing offers information on groups offering legal assistance to homeowners in foreclosure.

Bronx Specific

The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition The N.W.B.C.C.C. is a community organizing organization that assists Bronx community members in the formation of tenant associations, changing city and state-wide housing policy, and other public affairs present in the Bronx. To reach by phone: 718-584-0515

West Bronx Housing This organizations offers technical assistance and counseling for individual tenants in need, eviction prevention trainings, an immigration counselor, and emergency preparedness training. To reach by phone: 718-798-0929

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