MFJ offers advice, counsel and representation to low-income tenants in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan to prevent evictions and to protect tenants’ rights in obtaining repairs to make apartments and buildings habitable. We also provide trainings on tenants’ rights and partner with neighborhood-based organizations that assist and organize tenants.
MFJ helps Manhattan seniors age in place in their own homes by preventing evictions, securing benefits and resolving related legal problems.
MFJ defends the rights of Single Room Occupancy tenants facing eviction and confronting illegal conversions of their buildings.
MFJ works to improve the conditions of people living in three-quarter houses (also known as illegal boarding houses) and protect their rights as tenants through individual and class action litigation. Through organizing and advocacy we also work to support people living in these unhealthy and exploitative houses, and to change the laws affecting three-quarter houses.
MFJ provides legal assistance to New York City homeowners facing foreclosure or who are victims of foreclosure rescue scams or abusive loan servicing practices. The project focuses on helping homeowners in hard-hit areas of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
MFJ assists people with mental illness living in the community by providing advice, counsel and representation on housing, public benefits, disability rights, consumer, and other matters, to ensure that mental health consumers do not end up homeless or hospitalized.