Eviction is the legal process to remove a tenant from a residential unit. There are several steps which must be followed in order for an eviction to be legal, and all tenants have rights with regard to eviction. AVP can provide support and information on eviction prevention for LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, and survivors of violence living with or affected by HIV.
You can request an attorney during your first court appearance or by calling the AVP Hotline (212-714-1411) to connect you with our Legal Department or to provide you with referrals to other legal organizations.
If you live in PERMANENT (unlicensed) supportive housing, including scattered-site and single site/congregate units:
If you live in TRANSITIONAL (licensed) supportive housing, including Community Residence SROs, and Level II apartment treatment programs:
Supportive housing is affordable housing managed by the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) that has on-site supportive social services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The two types of supportive housing are congregate (the entire apartment building) and scattered-site (individual rooms in the City-owned by private landlords). As a resident of supportive housing, you have the same rights in an eviction as any other tenant.
The Advocacy Unit (AU) at AVP can support clients with their supportive housing needs. If you would like to consult with an AVP Advocate, connect with an AVP Advocate by calling or texting the AVP Hotline: 212-714-1141