Protect yourself from eviction in New York State
You can use this website to send a hardship declaration form to your landlord and local courts—putting your eviction case on hold until August 31st, 2021.
With this free tool, you can
For New York State tenants
All tenants in New York State have a right to fill out this hardship declaration form. Especially if you've been served an eviction notice or believe you are at risk of being evicted, please consider using this form to protect yourself.
The protections outlined by NY state law apply to you regardless of immigration status.
Fight to #CancelRent
After sending your hardship declaration form, connect with local organizing groups to get involved in the fight to make New York eviction free, cancel rent, and more!
Navigating these laws is confusing. Here are a few frequently asked questions from people who have used our tool:
Is this free?
Yes, this is a free website created by 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.
Do I have to go to the post office to mail my declaration?
No, you can use this website to send a letter to your landlord via email or USPS mail. You do not have to pay for the letter to be mailed. If you choose not to use this tool, you will be responsible for mailing your declaration.
I have a current eviction case in NYC. How do I connect with a lawyer?
Visit Right to Counsel's FAQ page for information on how to connect with a lawyer.
I’m undocumented. Can I use this tool?
Yes, the protections outlined by New York State law apply to you regardless of immigration status.