Your faucet is leaking, there’s mold in the bathroom, and your landlord is trying to evict you! You head to court to sort things out. Navigating the maze of NYC’s housing courts can be overwhelming, and the stakes are high. Most tenants go to court without a lawyer and have to get through the process on their own. How can you prepare for your day in court, and what steps can you take to successfully resolve your case?
CUP collaborated with the Red Hook Community Justice Center and designer Jenny Kutnow to create a step-by-step guide to housing court for public housing residents in NYC. Rents, Rights, and Repairs untangles the confusing process of housing court by explaining how to get the repairs you need, what to do on your day in court, what to do if you can’t pay the rent, and how to stop an eviction.
The pocket-sized guide launched in September 2013 at a special event at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. The event was attended by community members, policymakers, and other stakeholders in the housing court process.
Get your own copy of the foldout here!