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Eviction Defense

Contact the VLPCNY Renter Rights Telephonic Clinic:

Call 315-807-0043 to learn more.

Tenants' Rights Legal Clinic


Questions about leases? Problems with a landlord? 
Concerns about maintenance? 
Drop-in for a FREE Appointment! (Please bring any documents related to the issue.)

Salt City Market:

Wednesday, May 29 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, June 12 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, June 26 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 31 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Salt City MarketMap
484 South Salina St, Syracuse

Tenant Dignity & Safe Housing Clinic


Tenants with serious habitability issues can come to this clinic and get help filling out a petition. Drop-in for a FREE Appointment! (Please bring any documents related to the issue.)

VLPCNY Office: 

Wednesday, June 5 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY - Map
221 S. Warren Street, Suite 200, Syracuse

Who can help pay rent? Click HERE.
Click HERE for other tenant resources.

Representing Yourself?


If you are not able to secure legal assistance before your court date, you can request a 14-day adjournment. Click HERE for a sample answer and some basic defenses that may be available to you.