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Information on NYC Housing Court is available on the New York City Housing Court website as well as from an organization called Housing Court Answers (formerly called City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court). They are a not-for-profit coalition of housing advocates and legal service providers. Their information sheets contain legal information, but they should not be considered legal advice and can not be considered as a substitute legal advice and representation by a qualified attorney.

Tenant Information Sheets, available on the Housing Court Answers website, include:

  • The Court Process
  • Answering Non-Payment Petitions
  • Holdover Proceedings
  • Housing Part (HP) Actions for Repair and Services
  • Stipulations in Court
  • Eviction Notice from a Marshal
  • When Rent Deposits are Required

  • Tenant Information Sheets are also available in other languages (Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese & Hindi)

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