Tenant Legal Services

The Safety Net Project believes that safe, affordable housing is a human right. We operate walk-in legal clinics at food pantries, community health centers, and City Council district offices in the Bronx and Brooklyn to ensure accessibility to free housing lawyers for tenants who live in those communities.

The Safety Net Project fights to preserve affordable housing and the cultural integrity of neighborhoods by representing individual tenants who are facing an eviction, rent overcharges, or negligent landlords who refuse to make essential repairs to tenant’s apartments. The Safety Net Project also files HP action on behalf of tenant associations who have banded together to force their landlord to address their collective concerns about their building and individual units.

The Safety Net Project is a proud member of the Right to Counsel Coalition and is working hard in the Bronx to ensure that the roll out of this important new tenant right is as seamless, smooth, and effective as possible.

Our team operates free legal clinics at community health centers, soup kitchens and food pantries throughout New York City to assist clients on a walk-in basis.