Housing and Homelessness Prevention

Housing/Neighborhood Preservation

We promote neighborhood stability by addressing the security needs of individual households while also advocating for more affordable housing and stronger tenant protections for our borough. Tenants gain knowledge and access to benefits through one-on-one counseling, learn about their rights and responsibilities through free workshops, are assisted with applying for rental subsidies such as the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, and receive help with negotiating lease renewals and obtaining apartment unit repairs. Our staff also provide technical assistance support to existing or in-formation tenant associations.

Contact Information

Currently Operating Remotely: 119-45 Union Turnpike, 5th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Contact: Joel Ponder
Tel: 718-592-5757 ext. 243
Email: jponder@qchnyc.org

Contact: Marisol Moore
Tel: 718-592-5757 ext. 238
Email: mmoore@qchnyc.org

Eviction Prevention Program

The program assists low-income individuals and families maintain permanent housing who are at risk of eviction and homelessness maintain their permanent housing. Services to be provided include: Household risk assessment, application assistance, access to government benefits, budget counseling and advocacy, including referrals to Food Access, Health Care, Public Assistance, legal and other supportive services to help people remain housed and stable. 

Contact Information

Currently Operating Remotely: 119-45 Union Turnpike, 5th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Contact: Cynthia Smart Lopez
Tel: 646-659-5905
Email: csmart-lopez@qchnyc.org

Contact: Sharif Khan
Email: skhan@qchnyc.org

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