Find out if you are covered by Right to Counsel using this tool
Authored By: LawHelpNY
This resource is for people living in NYC that have received an eviction notice. Keep reading to find answers to some questions you might have.
What should I do next?
If you received an eviction notice, your next step should be to contact a lawyer. You may qualify for free legal help.
How do I know if I qualify for free legal help?
As of August 2019, 20 zip codes have been included under the Right to Counsel Law. There are 176 zip codes in NYC. All zip codes are planned to be covered by 2022.
These are the zip codes that are currently covered:
- Bronx 10457, 10467, 10468, 10462
- Brooklyn 11216, 11221, 11225, 11226
- Manhattan 10026, 10027, 10025, 10031
- Queens 11433, 11434, 11373, 11385
- Staten Island 10302, 10303, 10314, 10310
I don't see my zip code listed. What should I do?
Even if you don't see your zip code listed, you may still qualify for free legal help. Use our Find a Lawyer search to find help near you.
My zip code is listed. What do I do next?
Use this online tool evictionfreenyc.org to get connected to a free lawyer.
What is Right to Counsel?
Right to Counsel is a law that means tenants being sued for eviction have a right to an attorney to defend their case. Read more about Right to Counsel under "Learn More" on this page.