Housing Rights and Resources
Learn about resources to help you stay in your home.
January 19, 2021
Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium
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.
The US Eviction Moratorium ended on December 31, 2020.
- 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.
- 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
- Community Action of Greene County (CAGC)
CAGC provides rental assistance and backrent: 518-943-9205
- St Catherine's
Rapid re-housing, homeless prevention, and rental assistance: 518-337-7021 or email@example.com
- Galvan Housing Resources
Foreclosure prevention services, housing counseling, and home repair grants: 518-822-0707 x15 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emergency Assistance and 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.
- Columbia County Department of Health Healthy Neighborhoods Program
Safety inspection, referrals, and free products
- Columbia Opportunities
Weatherization Assistance Program
- Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Columbia Opportunities: 518-828-4611
Office of the Aging - 518-828-4258
Department of Social Services - 518-828-9411
Eligible households can receive up to $3,000 to help repair or replace your furnace, boiler, and other direct heating equipment necessary to keep your home’s primary heating source working. Eligible households can receive up to $400 for energy efficiency services, which includes the cleaning of primary heating equipment, but may also include chimney cleaning, minor repairs, installation of carbon monoxide detectors or programmable thermostats, if needed, to allow for the safe, proper and efficient operation of the heating equipment.
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
- Galvan Foundation