Mayor de Blasio today announced release of NYC Tenant Resource Portal, the city’s first-ever online resource to help residential renters access free resources from the City to help prevent evictions and keep tenants stably housed.
The portal features an eviction prevention tool to help renters navigate free public and private resources that can stabilize their housing situations.
The portal is said to be free and accessible to all residential tenants. Tenants can respond to a series of questions about their unique circumstances and be directed to resources, such as help navigating an illegal lockout or eviction, including up-to-date information on the general status of evictions in New York City Housing Court.
Tenants who do not have access to the internet will be able to call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline,” where they will be connected to a PEU Tenant Support Specialist to receive free, individualized assistance.