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The laws affecting eviction proceedings have been changing throughout the pandemic. On September 2, the New York State Legislature enacted new measures aimed at helping tenants access rent arrears funds and delay many evictions.
For other types of cases, the courts are open with limits on the number of people in courthouses. Some appearances are virtual and some are in person, it varies by court and type of case.
There are many other changes in federal and state law that have been recently enacted to provide homeowners, consumers, public benefits applicants and recipients, and others with relief.
If you need
- help with an emergency case, or
- help with information about a non-emergency case, or
- help because you were called for a conference, or
- help obtaining a COVID-related benefit (such as the statewide rent relief program), or
- help understanding changes in the law, then
Please call our central intake line at 1-877-574-8529 so that we can assess your eligibility for intake by our office. If you are eligible, your case will be assigned to an attorney for evaluation. Thank you.
To find services that may be able to help click here: https://findservices.ny.gov/app/survey
All offices are open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We strongly encourage applicants who cannot complete an intake by phone to make an appointment for an in person intake. If we provide you with an in-person appointment, you will be required to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing. If you need assistance with a legal issue, please contact us by calling your local office or our general intake number (877-574-8529):
Yonkers: (914) 376-3757, press 0 for the operator
Mount Vernon: (914) 813-6811
White Plains: (914) 949-1305, press 0 for the operator or ext. 100 or ext. 127
Peekskill: (914) 402-2192 ext. 193 or ext. 159
Spring Valley: (845) 476-3831 ext. 180 or ext. 162
Poughkeepsie: (845) 471-0058 ext. 400
Newburgh: (845) 569-9110 ext. 200 or ext. 212
Goshen: (845) 495-4305 ext. 231
Kingston: (845) 331-9373 ext. 500