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I need help with court forms (1)+

  • Form that asks a housing court judge for another court date

    This free online program helps you prepare an “Affidavit in Support of an Order to Show Cause” to ask the judge to let you come back to court to continue to resolve your housing case if you need more time. When you finish the program, print it out and give it to the Housing Court Clerk along with copies of any proof you want the judge to look at. Content Detail

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    NYCourts.gov
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    Spanish / Español

I need repairs in my home (9)+

I am having heat or hot water issues (2)+

I have lead paint in my home (2)+

  • How to tell if the lead paint in your home is a health risk

    An apartment or house in New York City without any lead paint at all can be hard to find. However, not all lead paint poses a serious health risk. This resource has information on how to tell if lead paint is (or could become) dangerous and what the law requires landlords to do to repair lead paint hazards. Click the link to be taken to the resource. Content Detail

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    New York State Attorney General's Office
  • How to check for lead paint when searching for an apartment

    Federal law requires landlords to disclose to prospective tenants lead-based paint information on homes and apartments built before 1978. If you are looking at apartment built after 1978, however, the rules are different. This link will take you to more information on what prospective tenants can do to ensure safety from lead-based paint. Content Detail

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    New York State Attorney General's Office

I live in NYCHA housing (2)+

I want to take my landlord to court for repairs (4)+

I want to know about bad conditions and safety requirements (7)+

  • Visit HPD Online to learn about safety conditions

    This page includes rules and regulations for heat and hot water, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, lead-based paint, mold, pests, bedbugs, window guards, gas leaks, elevators, illegal basement conversions, and fire safety. Content Detail

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    New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • How to check for lead paint when searching for an apartment

    Federal law requires landlords to disclose to prospective tenants lead-based paint information on homes and apartments built before 1978. If you are looking at apartment built after 1978, however, the rules are different. This link will take you to more information on what prospective tenants can do to ensure safety from lead-based paint. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Attorney General's Office
  • Use HPD Online to find information about your building

    On HPD Online you can look up your building and find out about building complaints and violations. Read More

    By:
    New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Window guards in NYC

    Information about the landlord's duty to provide window guards. Read More

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    New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal
  • How to combat bed bugs

    Fact Sheet on Tenants' Rights in New York City and how to combat bedbugs. Content Detail

    By:
    Metropolitan Council on Housing
  • How to complain to the city when you have a health or safety issue in your home

    Do you need to file a complaint about a health or safety issue in your home? This resource will instruct you on how to make a complaint. Content Detail

    By:
    New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • HPD Violations Checklist

    This is a checklist of bad conditions you may have in your apartment that are HPD violations. This resource explains what kind of violations they are, what fines your landlord could pay for not fixing them and how long your landlord has to fix them. Read More

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    Legal Services NYC
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