For those who have received eviction notices or being threatened with eviction by landlords, there are organizations that you reach out to for assistance.
Cluster Community Services can help you if you have been threatened with eviction. Their phone number is 914-963-6500. All potential clients must apply to the Department of Social Services (DSS) before mediation. If DSS is unable to help you, can fill out a “walk-in” evaluation form which can be picked at the Cluster office at 28 Wells Place in Yonkers on the 4th floor. Once the form is submitted, it will take 1-2 business days for a case manager to be in touch with you. Appointments will follow. Most eviction cases are resolved within 2-3 weeks.
Another organization that provides support is Catholic Charities. The Catholic Charities office on 204 Hawthorne Avenue in Yonkers is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM by appointment only. You can schedule one by calling 888-744-7900. Mixed-household status families and undocumented ones may seek consolation. On the Catholic Charities website is a guide to immigrant tenant rights provided by the NY state attorney general Letitia James.
Free civil legal advice and representation can be provided by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. This includes support for housing and eviction prevention. Their phone number is 877-574-8529. For those with Section 8 housing, you can call their Westchester Eviction Prevention Hotline at 914-468-2175.
If you believe that low income tenants should receive free legal assistance when facing eviction, fill out this petition. This will be sent to Westchester County legislators.