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Tenant Affidavit to Restore Case to Calendar Program

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Ce programme est en anglais. Une traduction française est disponible dans les menus contextuels dans le programme. Cliquez sur le lien intitulé français: c’est facile, c’est gratuit et c’est en français. Vous devez répondre en anglais sinon le tribunal rejettera vos documents.

This free and easy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Form program will ask you questions and make papers you need if you want to go back to court to ask the judge to do something in your New York City Housing Court case. When you finish the program, you can print a paper called an “Affidavit in Support of an Order to Show Cause.” Give the Clerk the papers along with copies of any proof. The papers ask the judge to let you come back to court.

You can use this program:

  1. To ask for more time to do what you were ordered or agreed to do, or
  2. To make the landlord do what he or she was ordered or agreed to do, or
  3. To go back before the judge for another reason.

You should not use this program if there is a default judgment against you because you missed your court date or didn’t Answer the Petition. There is a different DIY Form program that will help you make the papers you need to make an Affidavit to Vacate a Default Judgment.

This program has audio for your convenience.

 Go to the Tenant Affidavit to Restore Case to Calendar Program

If you have questions, you can visit one of the Civil Court’s Help Centers and speak to a Help Center attorney free of charge.

Who Can Use These Programs?
You can use DIY Forms if:

  • you're a court user and you don't have a lawyer;
  • you're a legal services provider;
  • you're a pro bono lawyer. Pro bono lawyers filing a DIY Form must submit thispro bono affirmation.
  • you're from a low-bono (reduced fee) program recognized and authorized to use the DIY Form programs by the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program. You must submit this low-bono affirmation with the filing.

Commercial use is prohibited and no one may charge for using these programs. When you begin the program, you will be asked to accept these terms of use.

Computer Requirements
In order to use DIY Form programs, make sure you have the following:

  • Attached printer

Help Using DIY Forms
SeeĀ Frequently Asked Questions for help using DIY Form programs.

Please Note: It is always better to talk to a lawyer, if possible.