Residents

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 RESOURCES

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

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
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: dhealy@st-cath.org. 

Community Action of Greene County (CAGC)
CAGC provides rental assistance and backrent: 518-943-9205

St Catherine's Center for Children
Rapid re-housing, homeless prevention, and rental assistance: 518-337-7021 or kproper@st-cath.org

Galvan Housing Resources
Galvan Housing Resources provides free foreclosure prevention services and housing counseling: 518-822-0707 x15 or mortgagehelp@galvanfdn.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.

HOME MAINTENANCE

Columbia County Department of Health Healthy Neighborhoods Program - safety inspection, referrals, and free products
518-828-3358

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Columbia Opportunities: 518-828-4611
Office of the Aging - 518-828-4258
Department of Social Services - 518-828-9411

HOME OWNERSHIP

Columbia Opportunities Weatherization Assistance Program
518-828-4611 

RUPCO First-Time Homebuyers Program