Who We Are
What We Do
Woodside on the Move’s Housing Department is a one-stop-shop where Queens’ families can learn about affordable housing in their neighborhood, access legal services and special subsidies, and get empowered about tenant’s rights. Our services include free one-on-one counseling and case management to tenants. The largest number of cases involve eviction proceedings, rent overcharges, heat and hot water disputes, pest infestation, repair and maintenance problems, and housing discrimination. Finally, we believe strongly that tenants themselves can become their best advocates. We regularly organize tenants’ rights workshops, support tenant association efforts, hold press conferences against abusive landlords, and partner with other housing groups on joint campaigns for rent control and neighborhood stabilization.
Woodside on the Move believes that all of its residents deserve a well-rounded education and training to succeed. We provide afterschool and summer camp for youth in grades K to 6, and English and computer classes for adults. Our afterschool Programs at P.S. 151,P.S.152 and P.S. 11 serve approximately 700 Woodside-based school children each year. The programs run Mondays through Fridays from 2:30pm to 5:30pm during the regular school year. Additional holiday programming is provided from 8:00am to 6:00pm during school holidays, as well as winter, mid-winter, and spring recesses. Classes held at both schools include homework help, sports, music and performance arts, dance, music, creative writing, health and nutrition, computers, and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities such as a 3D Printer Program. All academic activities emphasize the Common Core Aligned Tasks learned during the school day and offer students individualized support.
Tenants can also get assistance with submission of grant, subsidy, and housing voucher applications, navigating housing court, landlord/tenant mediation, entitlement information and procurement, relocation assistance, and referral services for other needs. For senior clients, we assist with enrollment of medical benefits and entitlements including HEAP, DRIE, and SCRIE, rent regulations, and more. In addition, tenants can attend our free monthly legal clinics with pro bono attorneys including Queens Legal Services and JASA, where they can ask questions about their individual cases and seek assistance in navigating housing court. We work closely with service organizations throughout Queens to provide referrals to immigration, medical, and legal providers, and a registered food pantry at La Iglesia Alianza Cristiana Misionera Ebenezer. When a referral is required, the Department does everything it can to facilitate the process and follow-up as needed.