Through housing, financial, and legal assistance, we help tenants navigate housing court to resolve critical repairs and prevent evictions.
Our programs' Housing Resource Centers serve the housing needs of New Yorkers. When necessary repairs aren't made, residents must make do without essentials like gas and heat. Economic hardship leaves many on the brink of eviction and homelessness. Through housing, financial, and legal assistance, we have helped thousands of New Yorkers resolve the issues they are facing to remain in their homes.
Housing Resource Centers currently operate in Red Hook, Harlem, and Brownsville.
“I got you.” Three little, but powerful, words that mean the world to the community residents that Yvette Rouget serves in her role as program manager at our Housing Resource Center at Brownsville Community Justice Center. As someone who also lives in the community in which she works, she takes her job and role as a good neighbor seriously. Often starting conversations with residents with just a simple greeting, it’s not long before she’s asking, “What do you need?” or sharing resources and support.
While eviction is a universally stressful event, people with mental health conditions can face unique obstacles with housing retention for reasons related specifically to their disability. This guide provides a review of housing settings and specific risks of eviction for individuals with mental illness before focusing on housing court and the challenges these individuals and court personnel face therein and identifies junctures at which supportive, problem-solving interventions can ensure the necessary community supports and legal representation.
As the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact surges across our country, now is the time to prevent evictions and keep families safely housed. In a new video, learn about how our housing help centers maintain and build secure and safe housing by empowering tenants to advocate for their rights. Staff help residents navigate Housing Court, get critical repairs, and provide them with the tools and information to prevent evictions and homelessness.