Contact Us

Need information about New York City Housing Court? Housing Court Answers is the first and best place to go for information about Housing Court.

Call us: 212-962-4795

Housing Court Answers provides telephone assistance from 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Thursday. During these hours, the staff and volunteers provide information:

  • about Housing Court and Housing Court procedures
  • landlord/tenant rules and regulations
  • enforcement of housing code violations
  • referrals for free legal help
  • referrals to community organizations that help with housing problems
  • referrals to charities that help with back rent

Queens residents can call our Queens office at 718-657-0599.

You should call our hotline if you need help paying back rent. Call us if you have:

  1. a case in Housing Court
  2. a good reason for falling behind in your rent (for example, you had a death in the family, serious medical illness, loss of job, or reduction in hours at work
  3. your income is high enough that you can pay your future rent
  4. the amount of arrears is “manageable”

Housing Court Answers does not provide direct financial help — we will refer you to a charitable organization or provide you with information about the Human Resources Administration’s rules for assistance with back rent.

Staff and volunteers at our Information Tables provide information about Housing Court, court procedures, court forms and can answer questions about housing. They can also provide referrals to legal service providers and other eviction prevention organizations, resources, and agencies. Most staff members speak English and Spanish.

111 Centre Street
New York, NY, 10013
Second Floor Clerk’s Office- Room 225
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:00 pm.
(Maybe closed between 1pm and 2pm)

141 Livingston Street
Brooklyn NY, 11201
Second Floor Clerk’s Office – Room 202
Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, Friday 9 am to 1 pm
(Maybe closed between 1pm and 2pm)

1118 Grand Concourse at 166th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Lobby opposite the Clerk’s windows
Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, Friday 9 am to 1 pm
(Maybe closed between 1pm and 2pm)

89-17 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Second Floor Hall - Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 noon
First Floor, Room 159 – Monday through Friday 1 pm to 4:00 pm

Staten Island
927 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 noon

Harlem Community Justice Center
(serves zip codes 10035 and 10037)

170 East 121st Street
New York, NY 10035
Outside Room 308
Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 am to 1 pm