For both NYC and NY State residents. If you have lost income or had increased costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, or moving would pose a significant health risk for you or a member of your household due to an increased risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19 due to an underlying medical condition, and you sign and deliver the hardship declaration form to your landlord, you cannot be evicted until at least August 31, 2021 for nonpayment of rent or for holding over after the expiration of your lease.

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For people not living in NYC. This free and easy program will ask you questions and make papers that help you tell a judge why you missed your court date in a landlord-tenant nonpayment or holdover case. The papers ask the judge to let you come back to court to explain why the judgment against you should be vacated.

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For NYC residents. This program makes papers called an Affidavit in Support of an Order to Show Cause. These papers tell a judge why you missed your court date or did not answer in a nonpayment or holdover case and ask the judge to let you come back to court.

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For NYC residents. This program will ask you questions and make papers you need if you want to go back to court to ask the judge to do something in your New York City Housing Court case. You can use this program to:

  1. Ask for more time to do what you were ordered or agreed to do
  2. Make the landlord do what he or she was ordered or agreed to do, or
  3. Go back before the judge for another reason.
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For both NYC and NY State residents. This declaration is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties who are covered by the CDC’s order temporarily halting residential evictions (not including foreclosures on home mortgages) to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Under the CDC’s order you must provide a copy of this declaration to your landlord, owner of the residential property where you live, or other person who has a right to have you evicted or removed from where you live.

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Learn more about answering the landlord's petition in either a holdover or nonpayment eviction case.

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