Housing and Advocacy

We Are Here to Help with your Housing Needs

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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Housing Assistance

Legal Issues

We help tenants find free legal representation in housing court proceedings, obtain repairs, and file suits against their landlord for repairs and/or harassment.

Domestic Violence

Our supportive staff can help domestic violence survivors navigate housing discrimination due to their status.

Housing Application Assistance

We can help you apply for: SCRIE/DRIE, affordable housing, public housing, housing subsidies and/or vouchers, reasonable accommodations, arrears grants, and more.

Benefits Application Assistance

Our Case Managers can help you apply for, SNAP, HEAP, and other supports

Assist NYCHA Residents

Helping tenants who live in NYCHA housing with NYCHA administrative hearings and HRA fair hearings.

General Housing Assistance

Our Case Managers can help you figure out if your apartment is rent regulated, research your landlord, and help with lease renewals.

Legal Issues

We help tenants find free legal representation in housing court proceedings, obtain repairs, and file suits against their landlord for repairs and/or harassment.

Domestic Violence

Our supportive staff can help domestic violence survivors navigate housing discrimination due to their status.

Housing Application Assistance

We can help you apply for: SCRIE/DRIE, affordable housing, public housing, housing subsidies and/or vouchers, reasonable accommodations, arrears grants, and more.

Benefits Application Assistance

Our Case Managers can help you apply for, SNAP, HEAP, and other supports

Assist NYCHA Residents

Helping tenants who live in NYCHA housing with NYCHA administrative hearings and HRA fair hearings.

General Housing Assistance

Our Case Managers can help you figure out if your apartment is rent regulated, research your landlord, and help with lease renewals.

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