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A Tenant's Guide To Where To Go For Help

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR):

DHCR DISTRICT RENT OFFICE
Lower Manhattan (South of 110 St.)
156 William St.
NYC 10038

RENT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
Gertz Plaza
92-31 Union Hall Street
Jamaica, NY 11431
718/739-6400

NYC Dept. of Housing, Preservation & Development (HPD)

SR. CIT. RENT INCREASE EXEMPTION (SCRIE)
[note: now administered by the NYC Dept. of Aging]

COMMUNITY ACTION TENANT ASSISTANCE UNIT
(Helps tenants with Housing Court Proceedings)
125 Church Street
NYC 10007
212/566-5222

DIVISION OF CODE ENFORCEMENT
(Building Registration)
39 Broadway, 9th floor
NYC
212/248-6350

CENTRAL COMPLAINTS BUREAU
(24 hours/day; 7 days/week)
215 West 125th St.
NYC 10027
824-4328

Manhattan Civil Court (Housing Part)
111 Centre Street
NYC 10013
212/374-8407

NYC Department of Buildings
(Construction/Renovation PERMITS)
60 Hudson St.
NYC

Roaches/Vermin
NYC Health Department
Bureau of Pest Control
212/285-9503

Legal Assistance:

    MFY Legal Services, Inc.
    (free service-income eligibility)
    35 Avenue A
    NYC
    212/475-8000

    BLS Legal Services
    (free service-sr. cits. 60+)
    299 Broadway, NYC
    212/233-5753

    NYS Bar Association
    Consultation/Referral Service
    42 West 44 St.
    NYC 10036
    212/382-6625,6

 

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