The Legal Aid Society’s office locations throughout the five boroughs have begun the process of re-opening to the public. We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 health and safety protocols to ensure the wellbeing of our clients and staff. If you are a current client, please consult your attorney or social worker before visiting an office in-person.
If you are not a current client and need assistance from the Criminal Defense Practice or Juvenile Rights Practice continue to call our main number 212-577-3300. Indicate you need legal assistance and your call will be forwarded to an operator who will assist you.
If you are not a current client and you need assistance from our Civil Practice call the neighborhood office in your borough:
Staten Island: 347-422-5333
New York State ERAP applications will not be accepted after January 20, 2023, at 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Although the program will be closed to new applications OTDA will continue to process applications submitted before that time.
While an application for ERAP is pending eviction proceedings cannot move forward.
Rent relief is available to those who have struggled to pay rent during COVID-19, regardless of your immigration status. The funding never has to be repaid and it is illegal for your landlord to refuse these funds.
If you are undocumented or from a mixed-status families, please call 212-298-3490 for assistance with applying to the New York State Rent Relief Program.
The Legal Aid Society is committed to continuing to serve our clients as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Last Updated: 6 April 2023
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