All requests for assistance are handled through the Housing Hotline. Tenants seeking assistance can reach our Housing Hotline at (518) 436-8997 extension 3. A housing counselor will return calls in the order they are received. We appreciate your patience while we respond to high call volumes. Requests and questions can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program estimated to be available May 2021. ERA Program FAQ Sheet
Advancing Equality for Tenants
Our amazing court advocate, Laura Felts, recently won a bench trial in Albany City Court, preventing a victim of domestic violence from being evicted from her apartment due to noise and disruption stemming from her partner’s stalking and abuse. Click the link to read the published decision. Great Job Laura, thank you for fighting to the rights of tenants!
In the Press
Tiana Logan was standing outside her family’s Hamilton Street apartment when I handed her the envelope. She looked inside and immediately began to cry. The envelope contained a check for $2,150 from a reader of this column who was moved by the Logan family’s plight and wanted to help.
This year the Emergency Tenant Protection Act — the bill that enables rent stabilization in New York City and its surrounding counties — expires, and legislators will debate how exactly to renew and/or strengthen tenants’ rights.
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