Housing Rights and Resources

Learn about resources available to help you stay in your home.

July 31, 2020

Covid Protections

Financial hardship due to Covid that prevents a tenant from paying rent or back rent is a legal defense to being evicted. The tenant can bring this issue to the judge during an eviction proceeding and ask for eviction proceedings to be halted or delayed.

Financial Resources

  • 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
  • Community Action of Greene County (CAGC)
    CAGC provides rental assistance and backrent: 518-943-9205
  • Galvan Housing Resources
    Galvan Housing Resources provides free foreclosure prevention services and housing counseling: 518-822-0707 x15 or mortgagehelp@galvanfdn.org
  • Neighbor to Neighbor Grants
    Apply for emergency assistance help with overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs, and transportation problems. Contact Columbia Opportunities at 518-828-4611 or Catholic Charities at 518-828-8660.


There are several affordable housing providers in Columbia County that offer below market housing.

  • Crosswinds At Hudson
  • Highpointe at Chatham Senior Apts
  • Hudson Homesteads
  • Richardson Hall
  • Philmont Terrace
  • Valatie Woods
  • Chatham Manor
  • Schuyler Court Apartments
  • Dawnwood Apartments
  • John Funk Village
  • Paul Raihofer Senior Village
  • Palatine Manor
  • Greenport Manor
  • Hudson Terrace Apartments
  • Providence Hall
  • Bliss Towers
  • Columbia Apartments Family Hudson
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mental Health - Greenport Gardens

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Learn more about my affordable housing efforts, including anti-displacement, policy, and services for people without homes.