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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Awesome meeting today with @RLEspinal and his staff about Brooklyn A's work in his district benefiting tenants, homeowners, small business owners and CBOs. We are incredibly grateful for your support and look forward to our continued collaboration! BKAlegal photo
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Brooklyn A was proud to speak with @SenatorParker yesterday about the importance of keeping Brooklynites in their homes and in their communities! We look forward to a continued partnership as we look to achieve justice for ALL Brooklyn residents. #BKAImpact BKAlegal photo
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