A SERVICE UPDATE FROM UTA: Due to the continuing health outbreak, UTA has suspended all in-person services in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. Please do not walk into our office to be seen without an appointment. UTA will continue to assist tenants in need of help by phone. Please leave a message on our housing hotline by dialing (518) 436-8997 and pressing 3. Our staff will return your call as soon as possible and schedule appointments as needed. We thank you for your patience.

NEW EVICTION MORATORIUM PROTECTIONS ARE IN EFFECT! Tenants facing eviction should fill out a Declaration of Hardship form and submit it to their landlord ASAP to have protections from eviction until 8/31/2021. Tenants should also provide a copy of the Hardship form to the court. A copy can be emailed to AlbanyCivilCourt@nycourts.gov or mailed to Albany City Court-Civil, 24 Eagle St. #209, Albany, NY 12207. Tenants who are: (A) experiencing financial hardships and/or (B) would be at high-risk for severe illness/death from COVID19 if forced to move must fill out a hardship form and give it to their landlord to be protected.

UTA offers financial assistance towards back rent or financial assistance to help tenants move into a new apartment. UTA also offers utility assistance to help tenants pay towards national grid bill. Call our hotline to request assistance and read about this service here.

Tenant Hardship Declaration Form

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UTA’s community organization activities are projects that bring together people affected by the same types of problems to work collectively for solutions.

HOUSING FOR ALL

Housing For All is an organizing campaign advocating for the expansion of permanently affordable housing for low and moderate income people throughout the Capital Region. Housing For All was organized as a response to the growing inequality in housing that impacts the many low and moderate income people in this area who pay too much of their income for rent because of the lack of affordable housing. To learn more about Housing for All click here.

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SUPPORTING TENANTS

Ongoing support for tenants in organizing their buildings to protect their rights and to fight to expand low-income housing opportunities.

ORGANIZING EFFORTS

United Tenants organizing efforts of the past has led to the creation of the Albany Community Land Trust, Capital District Community Loan Fund, and the Affordable Housing Partnership.

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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 hotline@unitedtenantsalbany.org.

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