A new State law, passed in late 2020 and extended in 2021, allows most tenants to stop their eviction case until August 31st, 2021, if they fill out a “Hardship Declaration” form. However, this law puts the responsibility on tenants to figure out how to do that and doesn’t provide easy access to exercise their rights.
Our website helps tenants submit this hardship declaration form with peace of mind—sending it out via free USPS Certified Mail and email to all of the appropriate parties (your landlord and the courts) to ensure protection. And since the law doesn’t go far enough to protect folks beyond August 31st, our tool connects tenants to the larger tenant movement so we can #CancelRent.
Who we are
The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition is a tenant-led, broad-based coalition that formed in 2014 to disrupt Housing Court as a center of displacement and stop the eviction crisis that has threatened our families, our neighborhoods and our homes for too long. Made up of tenants, organizers, advocates, legal services organizations and more, we are building campaigns for an eviction-free NYC and ultimately for a right to housing.
Housing Justice for All is a coalition of over 100 organizations, from Brooklyn to Buffalo, that represent tenants and homeless New Yorkers. We are united in our belief that housing is a human right; that no person should live in fear of an eviction; and that we can end the homelessness crisis in our State.
JustFix.nyc co-designs and builds tools for tenants, housing organizers, and legal advocates fighting displacement in New York City. Our mission is to galvanize a 21st century tenant movement working towards housing for all—and we think the power of data and technology should be accessible to those fighting this fight.
Need additional support?
Call the Housing Court Answers hotline at 212-962-4795.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Available in English and Spanish.