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Housing & Tenant Services

Government Resources

NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
CITYFEPS Rent Supplement Program
HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program
HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH)
Living in Communities Rental Assistance Program (LINC)
Special Exit and Prevention Supplement (SEPS)
Pathway Home

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
212-863-5610 for English
Find Affordable Housing (Current Opportunities)
NYC Housing Connect (Guides)
Mitchell-Lama Housing
City-Sponsored Home Ownership
Complaints & Inspections: call 311

Housing Ambassadors
HPD partners with community-based service providers in New York City who help people prepare and apply for Housing Connect affordable housing lotteries. Housing Ambassadors can provide information and assistance with the application process. Housing Ambassadors do not provide housing directly, and they cannot guarantee that an applicant will receive an affordable unit through the lottery.

The following organizations provide this service in East Harlem:

  • 116th Street Block Association, 212-860-4100
  • East Harlem Council for Community Improvement (EHCCI) / Hellgate Management Corporation, 212-410-7707
  • Hope Community, Inc., 212-860-8821


NYC Housing Development Corporation
Find Apartments for Rent
Find Apartments for Sale

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
General Inquiries: 212-306-3000
Customer Contact Center: 718-707-7771
Manhattan Borough Management Office: 917-206-3500
How to Apply for Public Housing

NYC Human Resources Administration
Anti-Eviction Legal Services
Anti-Harassment Legal Services: call the Tenant Protection Hotline at 917-661-4505

NYC Rent Freeze Program
Helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent. Under this program, a property tax credit covers the difference between the actual rent amount and what you (the tenant) are responsible for paying at the frozen rate.
Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
Disabled Rent Increase Exemption Program (DRIE)

NYS Homes & Community Renewal (HCR)
Mitchell-Lama Hotline: 866-463-7753

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Multi-Family Complaint Line: 800-685-8470
Low Rent Apartment Search

Local Resources

116th Block Association Inc.
Develops and manages affordable housing

C&C Apartment Management LLC
Manages affordable housing

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
Homeless Street Outreach, Supportive and Transitional Housing

El Barrio’s Operation Fight Back
Develops and manages affordable housing

Hope Community Inc.
Develops and manages affordable housing

K & R Realty Management
Manages affordable housing

Ascendant Neighborhood Development
Develops and manages affordable housing

Manhattan North Management 
(Tahl-Propp Equities)
Manages affordable housing

Picture the Homeless

Services for the Underserved (S:US)
HomeBase Manhattan
Homeless Prevention Community Resource Center

Urban Homestead Assistance Board (UHAB)

Legal Advice for Housing Issues

Eviction Intervention Services Housing Resource Center
Housing attorneys offer tenants one-on-one advice during clinic hours, which are offered twice per week. To speak with someone at a clinic, you MUST have an appointment. Call (212) 308-2210 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to make an appointment.

Legal Aid Society: Harlem Community Law Office
Provides free legal representation for eligible tenant associations, low-income housing cooperatives (co-ops), shareholders, and/or community groups in Manhattan.

Housing Court Answers
Telephone assistance hotline operates from 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff and volunteers can provide info on housing code enforcement, violations, and other landlord/tenant issues.

Legal Services NYC
Assists and defends low-income individuals with housing-related issues
Upper Manhattan Office
Offers assistance regarding the rights of rent-regulated tenants, holdover proceedings, non-payment proceedings, emergency rent assistance, obtaining repairs, Section 8, NYCHA, SCRIE.

Metropolitan Council on Housing
Offers hotline for advice and resources on defending tenants’ rights

Tenants and Neighbors
Works to protect tenant rights and affordable housing that is rent-regulated housing, federally subsidized housing and city and state-subsidized Mitchell Llama housing

Urban Homesteading Assistance Program
Helps tenants develop their building into housing co-operatives. Provides legal advice to Resident Association members.