Website connecting tenants with free attorneys in NYC

The Eviction Free NYC website helps connect people with free legal help. Any tenant in NYC who is facing eviction can go to the website to determine if they are eligible for Right to Counsel and learn how they can access a free attorney.

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Basic Information

Program Name

Eviction Free NYC

Short Description

Any tenant in NYC who is facing eviction can go to the website to determine if they are eligible for Right to Counsel and learn how they can access a free attorney.

Location

New York, NY

Duration

April 2018 – present

Funding

Funded through JustFix.nyc general operating budget

Size (number of beneficiaries)

8,000+ people have connected with lawyers, and 80k+ have visited the site


Stakeholders

Who designed and set up the program? 

JustFix.nyc and the Right to Counsel Coalition

Who runs and manages the program?

JustFix.nyc and the Right to Counsel Coalition

Who funds the program?

Funded through JustFix.nyc general operating budget

Intended Beneficiaries: Who does the program target?

Tenants in NYC


Program Details

How does the program work? What are the typical paths of action that the beneficiary + the service-provider take?

Tenants can go to the website on their smartphone or computer (available in Spanish and English) and be guided through basic questions about their location, income eligibility, and type of court case. They are provided with a personalized set of action steps, including instructions for how to respond to an eviction notice in Housing Court, connect to available RTC legal service providers, and join their local community organizing group. Eviction Free NYC provides an early intervention opportunity to connect tenants with attorneys before they get to Housing Court.

What assets can be shared for others to use? 

N/A



Contact and Follow-Up Info

Point of Contact for more information

Georges Clement, Executive Director, JustFix.nyc, georges [@] justfix.nyc

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