(929) 356-9586 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday..
The Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership (MSMLP) arranges for free legal services to the Mount Sinai Health System’s most vulnerable and needy patients to prevent and remedy the legal and social issues that often contribute to poor health.
Mount Sinai integrates lawyers into the health care team to address unmet legal needs that may be affecting a patient’s health. The most common cases relate to income maintenance, housing, education and employment, legal status, and personal and family stability.
If you are a patient at the Mount Sinai Health System, please call MSMLP at (929) 356-9586 to do a self-referral and get free legal services.
Rent Relief Program
Call 311 to get help
If you lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic between April 1 and July 31, and you have a rental burden or expect to have a rental burden, consider applying to the COVID Rent Relief Program (RRP). The application period has been extended to August 6 – call 311 for more information.
Calculate your eligibility here.
You can apply if you live in rent-regulated and market-rate homes. You do not need a lease. This program is not providing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.
–Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, household income must have been below 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size. Find your county’s area median income.
–Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, the household must have been paying more than 30% of gross monthly income towards rent. Gross income includes wages as well as any cash grants, child support, social security, unemployment benefits, etc.
–Applicants must have lost income during the period of April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.
–Households with at least one household member with U.S. Citizenship or eligible immigration status are qualified to receive the subsidy.
–Tenants currently receiving a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher for housing costs or who reside in public housing are not eligible for RRP assistance.
For more information about eligibility visit https://access.nyc.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/
Homebase will help you develop a personalized plan to overcome an immediate housing crisis and achieve housing stability. You may be eligible for Homebase services if you:
-Are at imminent risk of entering the New York City shelter system
-Want to remain stably housed in your community
Find your nearest Homebase office via this map. Call the office before visiting to schedule a set time that is convenient for you. Learn more with these FAQs.
More information on this Housing resources handout.
Information in Spanish in this Spanish Housing resources handout.
NYC Connect offers a list of affordable housing opportunities to the public. Create an account and apply to the listed developments. Remember to keep applying when new developments get posted to increase your chances to be favored in the NYC Connect Housing lottery.