HOUSING RIGHTS AND RESOURCES
Commercial and residential tenants who are unable to pay rent due to financial hardship or substantial income loss cannot be evicted before February 26, 2021. The New York Eviction Moratorium suspends eviction court proceedings until February 26, 2021.
Tenants who submit a hardship declaration, cannot be evicted until May 1, 2021. The hardship declaration is a document explaining the source of the hardship. Use the Housing Justice For All Tool or one of the legal resources below to create your hardship declaration.
After February 26, 2021, landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, and those tenants who do not submit hardship declarations.
There is a moratorium on residential foreclosure proceedings until May 1, 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.
- Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides free legal services to low-income people: 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.
FINANCIAL RESOURCESCOVID Rent Relief Extension Program
Apply by Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Community Action of Greene County (CAGC)
Galvan Housing Resources
HOME MAINTENANCEColumbia County Department of Health Healthy Neighborhoods Program - safety inspection, referrals, and free products
Columbia Opportunities Weatherization Assistance Program
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)