Eviction Prevention Assistance

A Notice of Eviction is a document produced by a sheriff or marshal after a court has authorized a tenant's eviction. A marshal or a sheriff may send the notice by mail, deliver it in person, or post it on the tenant's door. The paper says "NOTICE OF EVICTION" at the top and includes the name of the court, the marshal or sheriff's contact information, a Docket Number, and an Index Number.

The Legal Aid Society provides free legal services to people who have been served with formal Housing Court documents and are in need of eviction assistance.

The One-Shot Deal Program offers rent payment assistance to those who qualify. You can apply for this one-time emergency assistance if you are having trouble paying rent due to an unexpected situation or event.

If you receive Cash Assistance (also called Public Assistance), you may be eligible for help paying your back rent. You should go to your HRA Job Center and see the Homelessness Diversion Unit to discuss your situation.

Seniors who have received a Notice of Eviction or a written notice from their landlord can get eviction prevention assistance and legal referrals. Assistance is also available for seniors age 60 and older who are mentally or physically impaired.