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Tenants Rights / Legal Help

For information on your rights:
For information on allowable rents for rent-regulated apartments, explanations of rent control and rent stabilization, and filing a grievance for rent that you believe is too high, contact the NYS Department of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).
Visit DHCR's Web site

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) also may have useful and helpful information.
Visit RGB's Web site

For legal help:
Legal help for low-income New Yorkers
Housing discrimination issues
Housing Court

Other resources:
Get information on security deposits
Get the Complete Tenant’s Rights Guide from the New York State Attorney General (in PDF)
Learn your rights regarding debt collection (in PDF)