Housing Court Answers


At Housing Court Answers we help people in New York City navigate the complex world of Housing Court and NYC’s tangle of housing laws and regulations.

We are the first and best place to go to in New York City for information about Housing Court. We help people without lawyers at our information tables in the city’s Housing Courts, on our hotline, and through this website. Here you will find our detailed information sheets on Housing Court procedures and information about the courts. For new visitors, please enter the website via the buttons on the left. Are you a tenant? A landlord? An advocate or researcher? You will find pages with many links designed to help you navigate Housing Court, housing law, or find other help.

Housing Court doors close early! The doors to the Housing Courts are open from 8:30am to 3:45pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Staten Island, Harlem and Red Hook court doors do not open until 9:00am. On Thursdays, the courts in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens are open later. Emergencies: Tenants who have been illegally locked out, who need to be restored to possession or if scheduled for eviction the following day should notify the court officer at the door if they arrive after 3:45pm. They will be admitted if they arrive between 3:45 and 4:45pm. No one will be admitted after 4:45pm.