Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: New York
Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. Read your lease agreement carefully!
- New York State Housing and Community Renewal Rent Administration
- New York State Attorney General Tenants' Rights Guide
- Legal assistance
- New York City Commission on Human Rights complaints - (212) 306-7450 (local law protects from discrimination based on source of income, including HCV/Section 8)
HUD handles complaints about housing discrimination, bad landlords in federal housing and many other issues. For additional local resources, you can also contact a housing counseling agency.