Although our physical offices are closed, we remain open for business remotely.
If you need assistance from the Criminal Defense Practice or Juvenile Rights Practice continue to call our main number 212-577-3300. Indicate you need legal assistance and your call will be forwarded to an operator who will assist you.
If you need assistance from our Civil Practice call the neighborhood office in your borough:
Staten Island: 347-422-5333
If you are not able to get through at first, please be patient as we work to improve our ability to assist you while working remotely.
The ERAP application portal has reopened. All eligible tenants should apply. Click here to begin the application.
Although no federal money is currently available for NYS ERAP, more funding may become available in the Spring, so tenants should still apply. While an application for ERAP is pending eviction proceedings cannot move forward.
Rent relief is available to those who have struggled to pay rent during COVID-19, regardless of your immigration status. The funding never has to be repaid and it is illegal for your landlord to refuse these funds.
If you are undocumented or from a mixed-status families, please call 212-298-3490 for assistance with applying to the New York State Rent Relief Program.
During this unprecedented health emergency created by the outbreak of COVID-19, The Legal Aid Society is committed to continuing to serve our clients. We want our clients to know this important information.
The justice system can be overwhelming. Get familiar with some legal terms and acronyms you might hear like appeal, adjournment, petition, jurisdiction, deposition, and affidavit.
Last Updated: 19 January 2022
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