Mayor's Public Engagement

The Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) proactively connects New Yorkers to key City services, like housing and healthcare. Scroll down to learn more about the issues and specific programs PEU can help you access. All assistance is free and available in your language.

  • Tenant Support Unit

    Tenant Support Unit

    Get free information on your housing rights as a tenant, assistance identifying housing-related issues, and connect to a range of resources, including the Tenant Resource Portal, HRA’s anti-eviction legal assistance, HPD’s home repairs program.

    Get Tenant Assistance Now
  • Rent Freeze

    Rent Freeze

    Get free assistance enrolling in the NYC Department of Finance’s rent freeze and homeowner tax exemption programs, including the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE).

    Visit the Rent Freeze Portal
  • Universal Access to Counsel

    Universal Access to Counsel

    Tenants with eviction proceedings in housing court and NYCHA can get free legal assistance in partnership with HRA’s Office of Civil Justice.

    Learn About Universal Access
  • Home Support Unit

    Home Support Unit

    As a landlord or broker, you can partner with the City to rent your apartment(s). The City provides significant financial incentives in many cases and will help connect you with potential tenants.

    Visit the Home Support Unit
  • GetCoveredNYC

    GetCoveredNYC

    Free assistance for New Yorkers enrolling in health insurance, including low- and no-cost coverage

    Get Covered Today
  • DemocracyNYC

    DemocracyNYC

    The City’s nonpartisan program to increase participation in elections and strengthen ties to government.

    Visit DemocracyNYC

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