Eviction Defense and Tenant Advocacy

HVJC believes that access to safe and affordable housing is a basic human right and no tenant should face the loss of their home without legal representation. Our Housing Unit assists individual tenants and tenant groups in a range of legal matters, including illegal lockouts, non-payment and hold-over proceedings, lease violations, housing code violations, improper rent increases, utility shut offs and sub-metering, habitability matters, housing discrimination, and condemnation advocacy.

Communities across the Hudson Valley are experiencing an unprecedented need for free legal services that is growing exponentially and outpacing available resources.

Currently, HVJC is the only organization that represents non-citizens in eviction proceedings across Westchester, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.