15 Park Row, New York, NY 10038

The Civil Division's neighborhood offices and the Volunteer Division represent poor persons in civil matters such as: landlord/tenant; matrimonial; family law, including adoptions, guardianships and custody proceedings; consumer matters; corporate non-profit matters; community development; Article 78 proceedings; appeals; impact litigation; and administrative proceedings before the Social Security Administration, Department of Social Services, Department of Labor and New York City Housing Authority. Projects at the neighborhood offices and at the city-wide units of the Civil Division may focus on client groups with specialized problems, such as the elderly, persons with AIDS, homeless families, immigrants, battered spouses, the disabled, and issues relating to community-based organizations.

  • Chelsea Neighborhood Office
    841 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003

    Area served: Manhattan south of 35th Street and west of Broadway.

  • Volunteer Division/Community Law Office 230 East 106th Street, New York, NY 10029

    Area served: Upper Manhattan (above 96th Street)

  • Harlem Neighborhood Office
    2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard
    8th Floor, New York, NY 10027

    Area served: 110th Street to 169th Street, Lexington Avenue to the Hudson River.

  • Homeless Family Rights Project
    11 Park Place, Room 1087, New York, NY 10007
    212-267-4642 or 800649-9125 (toll-free)

    Legal assistance to homeless families in New York City with housing, government benefits and other problems.

    Eligibility criteria: must meet income guidelines (low-income).
    Languages (other than English): Spanish

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