Tenants who have not yet responded to a non-payment claim filed against them must file a response with the court. Failure to comply with an eviction request may result in a default judgment against a tenant, which may result in eviction. A tenant who receives an eviction application from the housing court does not have to go to the courthouse to answer in person. For OCJ legal advice on tenant housing, please call 311 and ask for the City`s Tenant Helpline. If you wish to make a request for records under the Freedom of Information Act («LITF»), your request must be made in writing. You can send your request by mail, email or in person using the contact information below. Please do not send a request in paper or electronic form, as this will be duplicated and may delay the response process. You can contact the FOLE unit at the following address: Since 1970, the NYCHA Journal has informed and inspired the New York City Housing Authority community — approximately 600,000 public and Section 8 residents and 10,000 employees — with stories and information about new programs, resident achievements, upcoming events, and career opportunities. health and education. The NYCHA Journal website is updated weekly. Tenants who receive non-payment requests submitted after November 3, 2020 will have the normal legal deadline of ten days to submit a response. On November 17, 2020, the Chief Administrative Judge of the NYS Unified Court System issued an administrative order stating that default judgments that may result in evictions can be made against tenants, such as: if a tenant does not respond on time or does not show up on their hearing date. If you are a social housing resident and have an inquiry or complaint in your neighbourhood, you can contact your local district administrative office.
I was locked out of my apartment by my landlord without a court order or warrant *File a complaint of racial discrimination; Colour; gender/gender/gender identity; Religion; national origin; Handicap; sexual orientation; alienation and citizenship status; Age; Marital status; military status; partnership status; legal occupation; a legitimate source of income; or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses, or victim of harassment or retaliation: Contact the court-ordered and independent Ombudsman Call Center (OCC) at 888-341-7152 or ombnyc.com. New York State courts are open and offer limited personal assistance for health and safety reasons. All courts are now open, with the exception of the Harlem Community Justice Center courthouse. All urgent requests for the Harlem Community Justice Center can be processed in New York County Criminal Court at 100 Centre Street, Room 150. For more information, call 646-386-5730. A lot of people can`t pay their rent right now. Housing courts are open, but cases are progressing slowly. Emergency assistance is available to tenants who are in arrears with rent payments.
Call us to find out more! You may also be eligible for a free lawyer if you have a court case. Here you will find up-to-date information on housing situations such as illegal lockouts and emergency repairs during the COVID-19 crisis. New York City tenants without legal representation who receive court notices should call 311 and/or the Housing Court responses at 212-962-4795, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you call 311, tenants should ask to be put in touch with the tenant helpline, where they may have access to free legal representation. Housing Court Answers is a valuable resource for questions about responding to court orders and ongoing cases in housing courts. The New York City Civil Court consists of 3 parts: General Civil, Housing, and Small Claims. General civil cases include cases where the parties seek financial relief of up to $25,000. The apartment part hears owner-tenant affairs and matters concerning the maintenance of housing standards. The Small Claims Party hears cases where the parties are seeking financial assistance of up to $10,000. A tenant can take legal action against a landlord in the housing court to force them to make repairs and provide essential services such as heating and hot water.
This case is called an «HP action». Tenants can also sue for harassment in housing court. Harassment is defined by law as «any act or omission by or on behalf of a landlord that results or intends to cause a person legally entitled to occupy a dwelling to leave the dwelling or to renounce his right of use». This includes acts such as the use of force or threats, repeated interruptions of essential services, the frequent filing of gratuitous legal proceedings, the removal of a tenant`s property, the removal or alteration of doors or locks, or any other act that significantly interferes with or disturbs the comfort, tranquility, tranquility or tranquility of the lawful occupant of a dwelling. Tenants can apply for a civil penalty and a court order to order the landlord to stop the harassment. If you are a tenant or landlord and have an ongoing dispute, including eviction, the housing court can provide you with information and help. Locations and opening hours of housing courts are also available. Tenants represented by a lawyer should contact their lawyers. You can also call the housing court emergency numbers every day from 9am to 5pm. Leave a message with your phone number and a court lawyer will call you back. For warnings of temporary courthouse closures and relocations, visit: www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/civil/temp_close.shtml. Parties who are unable to file new cases remotely may file an application in person.
The New York Housing Court asks individuals to contact their county housing court clerk in advance before filing new cases in person. The telephone numbers and email addresses of each district clerk can be found under www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/civil/corona/operating_plan.shtml. Tenants who are being sued in housing court should contact a lawyer to determine if there are eviction protection measures that prevent eviction, see above, eviction moratoriums, protection against evictions. My apartment needs serious repairs and my landlord won`t do them, or I have more questions about my housing situation The most up-to-date information on how the court works can be found on the Housing Court website. If you have received an eviction request or other documents from the housing court, the HRA Civil Justice Office can provide free legal services under city legal law to help you with your case. You can contact the city`s tenant helpline to get in touch with free legal services. For more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and tenants page. The New York City Civil Court has locations in each of the five boroughs. In Bronx County, civil and residential parties are located in two separate courthouses. There is also a municipal court in Harlem.
If you receive court documents that your landlord is trying to evict you, or a notice from the housing court that plans to appear in an eviction case, you should talk to a lawyer who can advise you on what you need to do next to protect your rights as a tenant. Receive information and support on housing law issues. Since some cases are heard remotely by the court, tenants should consult a lawyer before providing their email address if requested by their landlord or housing court. * Bart M. Schwartz has been appointed federal comptroller to ensure NYCHA meets its obligations to provide decent, safe, and hygienic accommodation.