Landlord / Tenant Unit
The Suffolk Civil Unit provides legal assistance to low-income persons with housing issues, including eviction proceedings, Section 8 termination hearings, and appellate work with respect thereto. The unit also brings affirmative litigation with respect to violations of state or federal law on an limited basis.
The Islandia office represents clients residing in the towns of Babylon, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Islip and Huntington. The Riverhead office represents clients residing in Riverhead and all the East End towns.
The Nassau Civil Unit assists low-income tenants facing eviction, primarily from federally subsidized or rent stabilized housing. We also assist low-income households challenging denials or termination from federal housing programs, including Section 8, in administrative hearings and through affirmative litigation in State Supreme Court or in Federal District Court. We work in conjunction with our Volunteer Lawyer Project’s in-court program.