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Our Legal Assistance Hotline is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4pm. Call 917-661-4500 to speak to an intake officer in any language.
Project Director: Tanya Wong
Michael L. Williams
Brooklyn Legal Services (BLS), LSNYC’s largest program, stops evictions, preserves affordable housing and homeownership, helps people access essential public benefits, identifies and redresses discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, empowers victims of domestic violence, supports Brooklyn residents who are LGBTQ or HIV+ in gaining access to the services they need, promotes the rights of immigrants, veterans and the disabled, protects borrowers from abusive and illegal collection tactics, and ensures proper care and housing for elderly Brooklynites.
Our staff of over 150 passionate, skilled, and highly trained lawyers, paralegals, and support staff represents Brooklyn residents who otherwise could not afford legal services. In the past year alone, we served more than 22,000 low-income Brooklyn residents. Our client work spans from day-to-day representations in court, to civil rights complaints in state and federal agencies, to multi-year litigation and advocacy to create strong, equitable, affordable communities.
BLS has deep roots in communities throughout Brooklyn. We work closely with community-based organizations, conduct community-based outreach and legal clinics, and partner with our pro bono colleagues to maximize our services and address the root causes of poverty.
Areas of priority and special projects Include:
105 Court Street, 4th Floor map
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tenant Rights Coalition map
East New York/Brownsville Office
1709 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Brighton Beach Office map
3049 Brighton 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235
29 Albany Avenue, 2nd Floor map