HOUSING RIGHTS AND RESOURCES
EVICTION and FORECLOSURE MORATORIUM
There is a moratorium on evictions in New York State until August 31, 2021. Tenants seeking protection from eviction must submit a Hardship Declaration form, indicating that they experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19. Landlords are required to serve a copy of the Hardship Declaration on the tenant in the tenant's primary language along with any other type of notice required by lease, agreement, or law, prior to initiating an eviction proceeding. Landlords can evict tenants who do not submit a hardship declaration, as well as tenants that are proven to be persistently and unreasonably engaging in behavior that substantially infringes on the use and enjoyment of other tenants or causes a substantial safety hazard to other tenants.
There is also moratorium on residential foreclosure proceedings and tax lien sales until August 31, 2021. Homeowners and small landlords who own 10 or fewer residential dwellings can file Hardship Declarations with their mortgage lender, other foreclosing party, or a court that would prevent a foreclosure.
Hardship Declarations in both eviction and foreclosure matters are available in English and Spanish via the NYS Unified Court System
Use the Housing Justice For All Tool or one of the legal resources below to complete your hardship declaration.
- Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides free legal services to people with low-income: 833-628-0087.
- Columbia County Fair Housing office offers free advice for housing discrimination and tenant’s rights: 518-828-0342.
- Columbia County Office of the Aging provides free legal services to seniors: 518-828-4258.
COVID Rent Relief Extension Program
Apply by Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
Department of Social Services (DSS)
DSS provides support for back rent, threat of eviction and/or security deposits. Recipients of Temporary Assistance contact your Temporary Assistance worker by phone or in-person. If you are not receiving Temporary Assistance and have an emergency need, apply for Emergency Assistance at DSS.
518-828-9411 or 25 Railroad Avenue, Hudson NY
Hudson Roots is a partnership between the City of Hudson and St. Catherine's Center for Children. Through Hudson Roots, St. Catherine's offers streamlined case management for Hudson residents seeking support with back rent, rental subsidies, and re-housing expenses. For households that may not be eligible for existing sources of assistance like DSS, and Hudson Roots has an emergency relief fund for low and moderate income Hudson households (at 80% AMI or below) at risk of displacement due to financial hardship.
Interested residents should contact Dave Healy via phone: (518) 728-7239, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Catherine's Center for Children
Galvan Housing Resources
HOME MAINTENANCEColumbia County Department of Health Healthy Neighborhoods Program - safety inspection, referrals, and free products
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)