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, homeowners, and prospective home buyers. The largest number of cases involve eviction proceedings, rent overcharges, heat and hot water disputes, pest infestation, repair and maintenance problems, and housing discrimination.
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.
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.
Tenants hail from across western Queens including Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Maspeth, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Elmhurst, Corona, and Flushing.
For Housing Assistance, clients can visit or call our office Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Woodside on the Move
39-42 59th Street, Woodside (off Roosevelt Avenue)
This work is supported by the NYS Department of Neighborhood and Rural Preservation Program of the Department of Housing and Community Renewal; NYC Department for the Aging; Stabilizing NYC, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, and community donations.