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Last updated on July 8, 2020

Legal Help in New York

for assistance with housing, benefits, work, domestic violence, custody, discrimination, and other issues

New York Courts' Coronavirus Statewide hotline

http://www.courts.state.ny.us/?item=25052007news833-503-0447

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves all local counties and cities

New York Free Legal Answers online clinic

https://ny.freelegalanswers.org/

Serves all local counties and cities

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.

https://www.lasnny.org(800) 462-2922

Serves local areas: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, ...

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Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

https://www.lawny.org(585) 325-2520

Serves local areas: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontari...

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Legal Services NYC

https://www.legalservicesnyc.org(917) 661-4500

Serves local areas: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.

http://www.lasmny.org(877) 777-6152

Serves local areas: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lew...

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United Tenants of Albany Housing Hotline

https://utalbany.org/for-tenants/(518) 436-8997, ext. 3

Serves local areas: Capital District and in Upstate NY

Legal Services of Central New York

https://www.lscny.org/(877) 777-6152

Serves local areas: Central New York region

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

https://lshv.org(914) 949-1305

Serves local areas: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

https://nls.org(716) 847-0650

Serves local areas: Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.

https://www.nslawservices.org(516) 292-8100

Serves local areas: Nassau, Suffolk

New York City Housing Court Answers

http://housingcourtanswers.org/contact-us/212-962-4795

Serves local areas: New York City

RIght to Counsel hotline and free lawyer referral

https://www.evictionfreenyc.org/718-557-1379

Serves local areas: New York City

Met Council on Housing renter hotline

https://www.metcouncilonhousing.org/program/tenants-rights-hotline/212-979-0611

Serves local areas: New York City

Serves local areas: New York City

Urban Justice Center

https://www.urbanjustice.org/646-459-3017

Serves local areas: New York City area

Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY

https://www.lasroc.org/585-232-4090

Serves local areas: Rochester area

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from Hello Landlord

https://hellolandlord.org/

Serves all of US

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from No Rent

https://www.norent.org/en/

Serves all of US


Financial Assistance for Housing in New York

for help paying rent, utilities, and other housing-related costs

211 New York State

https://211nys.org/Call 2-1-1

Serves all local counties and cities

NYC Human Resources Administration Rental Assistance page

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/rental-assistance.page

Serves local areas: New York City

One Shot Deal from NYC Human Resources Administration

https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-01104(718) 557-1399

Serves local areas: New York City

National United Way/211

https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-wayCall 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all of US

Find Help/Aunt Bertha services directory

https://findhelp.org

Serves all of US

Catholic Charities services and assistance

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help/

Serves all of US


Other Services to Help in New York

for domestic violence, health coverage, food benefits, mental health, and other issues

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org1-800-273-8255

Serves all of US

National Domestic Violence Hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/1-800-799-7233Text LOVEIS 22-522

Serves all of US

Crisis Text Line for mental health support

https://www.crisistextline.org/Text HOME to 741-741

Serves all of US

CDC + Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool

https://www.apple.com/covid19

Serves all of US

Serves all of US

Medicare & Medicaid Services' Insure Kids Now page

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Serves all of US

USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps)

https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility

Serves all of US