Please note that United Tenants of Albany has moved our offices to 295 Hamilton Street, Albany, NY. Assistance can be provided in-person or by phone but please call us to set up an appointment at 518-436-8997.

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.
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Contact: Canyon Ryan
United Tenants of Albany
518-436-8997 x104


As Rent Prices Increase and Evictions Rise, UTA is a Vital Resource

(Albany, NY, May 18, 2022) The Board of Directors of United Tenants of Albany (UTA) have announced the appointment of Canyon Ryan as Executive Director. Canyon previously worked alongside tenants at UTA in the capacities of Housing Counselor, Emergency Rental Assistance Program Coordinator, and Interim Program Director. He is originally from Syracuse, NY and is very familiar with the housing challenges that pervades the upstate cities across New York State. He received his Associate degree from Onondaga Community College and both a B.A and Masters of International Affairs from the State University of New York at Albany. Canyon has been active in community organizing and government for many years. Canyon’s diverse skills and experiences will continue to support and enhance United Tenant’s vital role in the Capital District in empowering tenants and recognizing housing as a human right in our community.

United Tenants of Albany United Tenants of Albany (UTA) is a community-based nonprofit organization that has worked for more than forty years to improve housing conditions, both in terms of safe physical conditions and tenants’ rights for security and equity. The mission of UTA is to protect tenants’ rights for safe, decent and affordable housing, with special emphases on those who have the greatest need or who experience the most severe problems and to promote the development and preservation of more affordable housing. UTA responds to calls from throughout the Capital District and concentrates its activities in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

For more information, please see or contact Canyon Ryan at

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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

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