Last updated May 11, 2020

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HCC offices will be closed until further notice due to the current public health emergency. However, HCC remains available to serve our community.

If you are an existing client, please leave a message for your assigned attorney, case-handler, or relevant organizer by dialing their extension.

If you are not an existing client, you may schedule a phone appointment for our Monday Night Legal Clinic, Community Intake, Older Adult Program Intake, or Immigration Clinic by calling 212-541-5996 between 9:30am and 5:30pm or by leaving a voicemail at 212-541-5996 with your name and number.

Please note that the Tax Clinic will not be held for the remainder of the tax season. If you already have an appointment someone from HCC will contact you.


The moratorium was extended to August 19 for some in limited circumstances, but it does not apply to all. Please call HCC to set up an appointment to speak with an attorney.


Housing Court is closed until further notice, except for emergencies. If you have been evicted, locked out of your apartment or need an emergency repair (e.g. lack heat and water) you may call HCC at 212-541-5996, Housing Court Answers at 212-962-4795, or call 718-557-1379 or 311 to be referred to a legal services office. You may also call the Housing Court Clerk's Office for more information at 646-386-5730.

NYCHA administrative hearings




- Office will be closed through May 8, 2020. All hearings and conferences scheduled during this period are adjourned. You will receive a letter with a new hearing or conference date. For more information, please call (718) 218-1182/1184.

NYCHA Loss of Income (Both NYCHA housing and Section 8)




- If you are experiencing a loss of income, you can request an interim recertification to reduce rent by phone or online:

  •  online through the NYCHA self-service portal (, or
  •  by calling the Customer Contact Center (718-707-7771) or by calling your management office.


HPD Section 8:

  • 100 Gold Street is closed to clients
  • HPD will suspend any subsidy termination actions until further notice
  • All tenant conferences and briefing that were scheduled will be postponed and rescheduled
  • If you are experiencing a rent hardship due to a decrease in income, you should email HPD at or fax at 212-863-5299
  • All Hearings are cancelled and HPD will continue to pay the subsidy until a final determination is made
  • If you have a recertification that is due and you can complete the recertification without putting your health at risk or risking exposure to coronavirus, you should mail, email or fax the recertification.


For updated information about the courts please go to

Click the following links to learn more about coronavirus-related resources and information, click here. To view the Right to Counsel Coalition's webpage for information on the eviction moratorium and FAQ on what to do if you cannot pay your rent, click here. To sign the petition to suspend rent and provide housing to all New Yorkers during this time click here.

WSNA News: Let's Freeze the Rent in New York State!

WSNA News: Tell your legislators: New York DEMANDS a rent/mortgage suspension! Sign the petition!


To learn more about COVID-19 and to protect yourself and our community click here.







Make a donation in honor of Bob's legacy.

Donations in honor of Bob will be earmarked for the growing tenant advocacy work with the Senior Community on Manhattan’s West Side.

If you would prefer to donate using cash or a check, please print the donation form and mail to the address listed below:


Click here to see the Celebration of Bob's Life at Hartley House on May 4th, 2019


Click Here to see the memorial video of Bob







A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the NYS Attorney General’s website( or, upon request, by contacting us at 777 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the NYS office of the Attorney General at or (212) 416-8686.


Click here to read the letter from our Executive Director

Click here to see about our accomplishments in 2019






At HCC we're committed to keeping our neighbors warm and safe!

For over 45 years, Housing Conservation Coordinators has remained steadfastly committed to developing programs to meet the immediate and emerging needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Seniors, immigrants and low-income tenants can turn to us for high quality legal services and advice; participate in our Weatherization Assistance Program to reduce energy use and costs; or benefit from HCC's affordable housing advocacy. HCC offers hope in times of crisis to families in need.

We would be grateful for your support at this critical time for our community. We hope you will join us in ensuring every New Yorker has a safe, affordable home by making a year-end contribution.

Your support can mean so much! Please make a contribution at:

With gratitude & warmest wishes,

The HCC Family




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Founded in 1972, Housing Conservation Coordinators is a legal not-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve safe, decent and affordable housing on the west side of Manhattan.  Each year, HCC provides legal services, tenant and community organizing, and weatherization assistance to thousands of neighborhood residents keep their homes, improve their living conditions, and fight for the changes that will keep our neighborhood affordable and diverse for years to come.

Please explore our web site, call us at 212-541-5996 or visit our 777 Tenth Avenue office to find out more about our services and join our efforts to preserve decent and affordable housing on Manhattan’s West Side.



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Legal Services

Service Hours

Current Community Organizing Campaigns

Intake Service Hours: Mondays 4:00pm-6:30pm, Thursdays 10am-12:30pm



New!  Housing Links: Online resources for tenants and housing advocates!


Upcoming events!


Click on link for additional information.

Free Legal Services for Seniors

Place:  Project Find's Hamilton Senior Center at 114 West 73rd Street

Time:  All workshops are held at 12:30 pm

2020 Schedule

for additional information please call (212) 541-5996

Ongoing! Free legal help for Immigration related issues.
Clinic Dates: Normally the first and third Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Schedule, 2020


HCC Immigration Clinic

For additional information please call the number below.

Para más información o para hacer una cita, por favor llamar el número de abajo.

Clinic Hours

5pm-7:30 p.m.

Appointments are required.

Se requiere una cita

Please call (212) 541-5996 for appointments

Clinica de inmigración, normalmente el primer y tercer miércoles del mes,
al menos que allá cambios. 

Visite el siguiente enlace para mayor información sobre los servicios de inmigración

en español y ingles.