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.

Legal Help

If you have been served a holdover eviction notice, you may qualify for free legal representation in Housing Court or free legal counsel to help you avoid eviction.

In Housing Court, you can see a legal professional by going to the Human Resources Administration (HRA) Office of Civil Justice in the building, 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Friday, except holidays.

The HRA Office of Civil Justice is located at these Housing Courts:

  • Bronx County:
    1118 Grand Concourse, Room 1A
    For residents of Zip Codes 10457, 10467, and 10468
  • Kings County for both Brooklyn and Staten Island:
    141 Livingston Street, Room 201
    For residents of Zip Codes 11216, 11221, and 11225
  • New York County for Manhattan:
    111 Centre Street, Room 854
    For residents of Zip Codes 10025, 10026, and 10027
  • Queens County:
    89-17 Sutphin Boulevard, Room 121
    For residents of Zip Codes 11373, 11433, and 11434

If you have an eviction notice, you can also email the HRA Office of Civil Justice at civiljustice@hra.nyc.gov for assistance.

Rent Help

  • 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. Seniors can also use the resources described above. Assistance is also available for seniors age 60 and older who are mentally or physically impaired.