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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Tenant Organizations

Metropolitan Council on Housing

City-wide tenants’ rights membership organization that advocates and actively fights for tenants and tenants’ rights

National Fair Housing Alliance

NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education, outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy and enforcement.

New York State Tenants and Neighbors

This statewide organization fights for tenants’ rights and affordable housing and helps to develop new tenant associations and strengthen those that already exist.

West Side Neighborhood Alliance

This independent, member-run organization mobilizes residents to take charge of planning their community, and advocates for a diverse, affordable, livable neighborhood that preserves the mixed-income character of today’s West Side.

Existing Housing for Artists and Entertainers

529 West 29th Street

Housing with 139 units, 70 percent dedicated to artist housing and the balance for residents of the local community board and seniors.

El Barrio Artspace PS109

Housing with 89 units of affordable live-work housing for artists and their families, gallery space, and space for arts and cultural organizations.

Manhattan Plaza

Housing with 1,689 units, 70 percent occupied by performing artists with the balance occupied by community elderly and community residents living in subsidized housing. No open wait list.

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Nationwide listings of low-rent properties in a searchable database.

Westbeth

Housing for artists and entertainers, featuring 384 live-work units. No open wait list.

Unsubsidized Housing Search Resources

NakedApartments.com

Search by no-fee or low-fee rentals and pet-friendly listings with info on what to expect, understanding fees and documents.

Rainbowroommates.com

An apartment share and roommate referral service for those seeking to live with gay or lesbian roommates in the NYC metropolitan area

StreetEasy.com

Search for no-fee and brokered rentals and see detailed building and neighborhood information for each listing.

Legal Resources

Housing Court Answers

Housing Court Answers is the best place to go for information about housing court for people without lawyers.

Illinois Pro Bono

This site provides access to free legal services and offers a video library of films on attending housing court, information about your legal rights and responsibilities, referrals to free and low cost legal aid offices and forms and instructions for representing yourself.

Lawhelp.org

Find a lawyer based on zip code and topic.

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