I received a court summons

A court summons means that your landlord has filed an eviction case against you in court and that you have been summoned to appear for a scheduled hearing.  

The summons should state the time and date of your court hearing and indicate whether your hearing will take place in person or on Zoom. 

It is very important to attend your court hearing. Judges rule in favor of landlords "by default" if a tenant does not attend their court hearing. Currently, the first hearing in eviction court is a pre-trial hearing, meaning the judge is unlikely to issue a judgment that day. But it is still important to attend in order to access legal aid and other resources that may prevent your eviction or a judgment on your housing record.