building communities
ensuring opportunity

achieving justice

Brooklyn A’s mission is to advance social and economic justice by empowering communities through innovative, collaborative, neighborhood-based legal representation and advocacy. For over 50 years, we have provided free, high-quality legal assistance to individuals, families, not-for-profit community-based organizations (CBOs), community development corporations (CDCs), and coalitions interested in developing and sustaining vibrant, healthy communities.

To defend tenants’ rights and achieve justice, we utilize an array of methods—community organizing, affirmative civil rights litigation, and eviction defense. Collaboration with city, state, and federal officials to enforce housing laws and develop legislative solutions is also an integral part of our strategy. This, coupled with our demonstrated commitment to building community-based coalitions, has made us a leading voice in New York City’s ongoing public discourse about affordable housing, tenants’ rights, foreclosure defense, and community-based development. We focus our work on advocacy that protects and develops affordable housing, combats tenant harassment and housing discrimination, strengthens families, provides access to education and health care, and safeguards subsistence income for low-income individuals and communities throughout Brooklyn and New York City.

Brooklyn A has three core programs—Preserving Affordable Housing (PAH) Program, Consumer & Economic Advocacy (CEA) Program, and Community & Economic Development (CED) Program—each of which has unique initiatives and plays an important community role to ensure basic needs are met and fundamental rights affirmed.

Questions? Contact us at (718) 487-2300.

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3 days ago
Hopeful for a revival of support for our work with small businesses across NYC. BKA had to stop taking on new cases since the program was cut on 7/1.
5 days ago
Good news! There is still time to apply for COVID rent relief but only until August 6th so don't wait!
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#Breaking: @NYSHCR's COVID Rent Relief Program is still open! The application period will remain open through AUGUST 6. Go to to apply!

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6 days ago
Check out the coverage of tenants in Sunset Park who's landlord is trying to kick them out after they spoke up about the unsafe conditions in their apartment. BKA is representing them and will not allow them to be displaced in the name greed and neglect!
3 weeks ago
RESOURCE ALERT! COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program open today, 7/16 for NYS renters w/ income below 80% AMI & rent burdened before and during #COVID19. To apply & for more info:
3 weeks ago
Thank you to the @nybarfoundation for their generous grant to support our essential services that are helping New Yorkers maintain their homes and businesses during crisis. We are grateful! BKAlegal photo
3 weeks ago
Good morning, don't forget that the extended tax filing deadline is approaching in 2 days! File your taxes if you have not already done so. Here is a list of free filing tools you may be able to use based on your income: BKAlegal photo