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How We Help

FDC works with residents on many different housing initiatives, including creating and maintaining tenant associations, working with tenants to take part in city and state-wide housing campaigns, tracking and monitoring buildings at risk of deterioration, advocating on behalf of tenants in housing court, providing individual assistance to tenants in need of other services; and hosting housing forums to support renters and homeowners.

 FDC provides housing support and eviction prevention by: Accompanying clients to NYCHA administrative and OTDA Fair Hearings to advocate for their rights; Reviewing DHCR rent histories, MCI increases, and lease renewals; Addressing overcharges with landlords directly; Requesting repairs via mail, phone, and HP action; Providing subsidy applications for SCRIE, DRIE, public assistance, Section 8, assisting tenants with applying for arrears grants, and more; FDC is an HPD Housing Ambassador and assists with NYC housing lottery access and applications; Assisting with apartment searches; Facilitating senior housing applications; and Coordinating housing clinics and workshops on Reasonable Accommodations, Source of Income Discrimination, Domestic Violence rights in housing, and more.

E-mail us at housing@fdconline.org with any questions you may have about your housing situation or to set up an appointment with one of our housing counselors.

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