Manhattan Legal Services

Manhattan Legal Services (MLS), part of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC), represent and advise thousands of low-income residents of Manhattan to help them face crises and obtain basic needs. Our advocates seek permanent change in the lives of the low income clients they serve by working with community residents and providers to identify problems and to find solutions to the multiple problems which impact their communities.

MLS has a long and successful history of working collaboratively with community-based organizations to address systemic problems, such as the treatment of people with disabilities by the welfare system, gentrification and the loss of affordable housing,  language access for LEP clients and  illegal debt collection. We proudly trace our history back to Harlem Assertion of Rights (later Harlem Legal Services) and MFY Legal Services, both neighborhood-based anti-poverty efforts arising in the 1960’s, and strive to continue that legacy.

For free legal help, call us at 917-661-4500 Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about our intake process here.


West 125th Street Office

1 West 125th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10027

Worth Street Office

40 Worth Street, Suite 606
New York, NY 10013

Tenant Rights Coalition

East Harlem Office
1827 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Tenant Rights Coalition

Inwood Office
5030 Broadway
Suite 664
New York, NY 10034


Peggy Earisman

Project Director

Linton Mann III

Manhattan Board Chair

Get Involved in Manhattan

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Call Us: 917-661-4500