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.



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

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