New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos


Eviction Intervention Services
80 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038 (212) 308-2210
Resource Center Offers a Number of Homelessness Prevention and General Housing Advocacy Programs and Services
Visit for more information and details about our programming and additional tenant advocacy resources.

SORT is a holistic program for those confronting hoarding EIS offers monthly meetings/workshops facilitated by a social worker, weekly check-in/counseling sessions with a housing advocate, home visits (when appropriate and necessary), book club offering focused reading and discussion, referrals to affordable cleaning services; appropriate/detailed documentation of SORT participation for housing management and housing court.   

Housing Court Buddy is for those who fall between the cracks of qualifying for pro bono representation but not able to afford legal representation for housing court-a trained and informed Housing Court Buddy will assist with navigation of the process from filing OSCs to gathering and organizing paper and documentation to responding in Court.  If appropriate, a Housing Court Buddy will attend Court with the tenant household.

EIS Housing Advocates offer general guidance and information regarding any/all housing issues.
A responsive Housing Advocate can be reached by phone at (212) 308-2210 or by email at

Housing Court Answers
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM, 111 Centre Street 2nd Floor
Tenants and homeowners can speak to a HCA staff for information about housing court, rent regulation, NYCHA, tenants rights, applying to HRA and how to get repairs. We also maintain referral lists and do screening for charity assistance, legal representation and legal clinics, and FEPS providers.
Can be contacted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM - 5 PM at 212-962-4795.

Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice
199 Water Street
The Society, the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit legal services organization, is more than a law firm for clients who cannot afford to pay for counsel. It is an indispensable component of the legal, social, and economic fabric of New York City – passionately advocating for low-income individuals and families across a variety of civil, criminal, and juvenile rights matters, while also fighting for legal reform. Through a network of borough, neighborhood, and courthouse-based offices throughout New York City, nearly 2,000 attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, along with volunteer help coordinated by the Society’s Pro Bono program, we provide comprehensive legal services to fulfill our mission that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. Through three major practices — Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Rights — the Society handles approximately 280,000 cases a year in city, state, and federal courts. You can contact the Legal Aid Society Headquarters at: (212) 577-3300.

Tenants & Neighbors
255 W 36th St #505
Tenants & Neighbors is serving low and moderate income tenants in District Five who live in rent-regulated, Mitchell-Lama, and Project-based Section 8 tenants through over the phone counseling, in-person tenant meetings and outreach in buildings and developments that are at-risk for loss of affordable housing, poor conditions, or tenant harassment during the course of the year for funding. For more information contact: (212) 608-4320.