Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC)
777 Tenth Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd Street
HCC offers free legal consultations in all areas of the law on a walk-in basis at its Legal Clinic. The Clinic is staffed by volunteer lawyers who can refer you to other resources, assist with writing letters, clarify legal rights, and help determine whether a legal course of action exists. The Clinic is for consultations only. The lawyers cannot represent you. Consultations are Monday evenings from 7 PM- 9 PM, on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive before 8 PM. Please call ahead to confirm that the clinic is open and bring all relevant papers.
HCC also provides free legal services, including legal representation, to eligible low and moderate income tenants, tenant associations, HDFC cooperatives, and other community organizations located in the Clinton/Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. HCC staff meet individually with potential clients to determine eligibility and the extent of legal services required. If you have a housing question, need advice or have received court papers and live in the neighborhood, come to see them during their walk-in intake hours: Mondays, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Thursdays, 10 AM - 12:30 PM.
HCC also offers assistance with tenant organizing, weatherization, and technical training in boiler/burner maintenance and home maintenance and repair.
Hudson Guild Chelsea Housing Group
441 West 26th Street, 9th - 10th Avenue
212-760-4402 x 23 (Rosa Maria de la Torre)
The Hudson Guild helps tenants with: heat and hot water complaints, rent overcharges, rent regulation information, housing code violations, landlord harassment, and tenant association formation. Drop-in/intake hours are Thursdays from 2:30 to 5:30pm, except holidays. The Chelsea Housing Group serves tenants who live between 14th and 34th Streets, west of 5th Avenue.
Chelsea Coalition on Housing
322 West 17th Street, Basement
The Chelsea Coalition on Housing helps tenants with: heat and hot water complaints, rent overcharges, rent regulation information, housing code violations, landlord harassment, evictions, sublets, leases, and security. They have drop-in hours with a tenant attorney on Thursdays at 7:30pm.